Hilliard, Cron lift Rockies past division-chasing Dodgers

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Colorado Rockies’ Sam Hilliard gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Alex Vesia in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Sam Hilliard lined a three-run homer, C.J. Cron had four hits and the Colorado Rockies broke a five-game skid at Coors Field by beating the NL West title-chasing Los Angeles Dodgers 10-5.

The Dodgers may be in danger of losing more ground to division-leading San Francisco. They entered the day a game behind the Giants, who played late in San Diego.

This had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel with All-Stars Walker Buehler and Germán Márquez on the mound

Instead, it was anything but, as the teams combined for 19 hits, including three homers and even a two-run double from Márquez that chased his counterpart from the game.

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