Anderson, Rockies top Dodgers to open doubleheader
Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu, front, avoids the tag by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Carlos Ruiz to score on a double hit by Nolan Arenado in the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
DENVER (AP) Tyler Anderson pitched efficiently into the seventh inning, Nolan Arenado kept up his torrid August with another RBI and the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday.
Anderson (5-5), with his deceiving motion, allowed six hits in 6 1-3 innings against the NL West leaders. He also helped his own cause with an RBI single in the second in the team's first shutout at home this season.
Arenado had a run-scoring double in the first, giving him 34 RBIs this month. It's the most for August in Rockies history, passing the mark of 33 set by Andres Galarraga in 1996.
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Ross Stripling (3-6) surrendered three runs over six innings.
The doubleheader was necessitated by a rainout Tuesday. Anderson actually tossed a few warmup pitches before the first inning and then a relentless downpour blanketed the area, leading to a postponement after a delay of 2 hours, 32 minutes.