DENVER (AP) — Chad Kuhl threw three-hit ball for his first career shutout, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Monday night.
Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer and the Rockies handed Tyler Anderson (8-1) his first loss in 12 starts and two relief appearances this season. Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 in his return to the batting order after missing more than a month with lower back discomfort.
Kuhl (5-5) was brilliant after giving up 11 runs in the last 14 innings and a third of his last three starts. He struck out five and walked none in the longest outing of his career.
His longest outing before was 7 1/3 innings on April 30 against Cincinnati.
Kuhl allowed just two singles in the first eight innings, one of which was erased by a double play. Gavin Lux led off the ninth inning with a double but was pinned at second.
When center fielder Yonathan Daza held off Freddie Freeman’s drive to end the game in just 2 hours, 19 minutes, Kuhl celebrated with a raised fist and hugged catcher Elias Diaz.
It was just the 27th individual shutout in Coors Field history.
For the Rockies, Cuban José Iglesias 4-1 with two RBIs and one scored. Venezuelans Elías Díaz 3-1 with one produced; Jonathan Daza 3-0.