Sep 4, 2013 12:12 AM by Jordan Mason
DENVER (AP) - Ricky Nolasco pitched six strong innings, Carl Crawford had a two-run single among three hits to spark the offense in the absence of injured catalyst Yasiel Puig, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
Puig, who is batting .351 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 80 games in his first season in the majors, was rested a day after he aggravated a right knee strain. He remains day to day.
Nolasco (12-9) allowed two runs and five hits in improving to 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his 11 starts since coming to the Dodgers on July 6 in a trade with Miami. He struck out five and walked one.
Crawford went 3 for 5 and Nick Punto added four singles for the NL West-leading Dodgers.
Jhoulys Chacin (13-8) allowed four runs in seven innings in losing to the Dodgers for the first time in four starts this season.
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