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)
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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.

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.