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DENVER — Rockies fans have grown accustomed to seeing Nolan Arenado save runs — and games — with his glove, leading all third basemen with defensive runs saved in each of the past two seasons. In Friday night’s nailbiter between two teams vying for the National League West lead, the pendulum swung the other way, as an Arenado error in the fifth — challenged, unsuccessfully, by the Rockies — led to two unearned runs and was the difference in the Dodgers’ 4-2 win over Colorado.

With the loss, the Rockies’ lead atop the standings shrunk to a half-game over the Dodgers, and one-and-a-half games over the D-backs, who beat the Braves Friday.
The moment of truth came when the Rockies lost a big challenge on what would have been an inning-ending groundout with the game tied 2-2 in the fifth. Pinch-hitter Alex Verdugo drove a ball to the hole at shortstop, and with the shift on, Arenado ranged to his left, fielded and fired to first while backing up to get his footing. The throw ultimately pulled Ian Desmond off the base a split-second before Verdugo touched the bag, but it wasn’t clear if he’d remained in contact with the bag until he caught the ball.
The moment of truth came when the Rockies lost a big challenge on what would have been an inning-ending groundout with the game tied 2-2 in the fifth. Pinch-hitter Alex Verdugo drove a ball to the hole at shortstop, and with the shift on, Arenado ranged to his left, fielded and fired to first while backing up to get his footing. The throw ultimately pulled Ian Desmond off the base a split-second before Verdugo touched the bag, but it wasn’t clear if he’d remained in contact with the bag until he caught the ball.
After the Dodgers got the early lead with a run-scoring double from Cody Bellinger in the first and a solo homer from Puig in the second, Colorado caught up in the bottom of the inning when Matt Holliday hit his second homer since his return, a solo shot to left, Desmond doubled to center, and Drew Butera plated Desmond with a single to right.

The Rockies were poised to turn the game after Kershaw left at the end of six. Pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta beat out an infield single to second off reliever Caleb Ferguson, and DJ LeMahieu kept the inning alive with a single to right that prompted Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to go to his ‘pen again. Dylan Floro walked Arenado, bringing Trevor Story to the plate with the bases loaded. He struck out on a slider, low and away.