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Dodgers come from behind to beat Rockies for 110th win of season

LOS ANGELES – They opened Forbes Field midway through the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 110-win season in 1909  as the Pirates ran away from a National League that included the Brooklyn Superbas. The Pirates are on their third stadium since then. The Superbas have changed names (twice) and states (once).

It’s been awhile.

The Dodgers scored three times without a hit to tie the game in the seventh inning then scored twice more in the eighth to beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-4, Saturday night for their 110th win of the season.

The 110 wins are the most by a National League team since those Pirates led by Honus Wagner also gave it 110. Only one team in NL history has won more games in a season (the 116-win Chicago Cubs of 1906).

One hundred and fifty-eight games into a season, it’s difficult to hide what you are. While the Dodgers are historically good, the Rockies demonstrated why last-place teams find their way to last place.

Two home runs off Dodgers starter Michael Grove produced four runs in the fourth inning and the Rockies took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning.

To that point, the Dodgers’ only offense had come in the third inning when Mookie Betts doubled and scored on Freddie Freeman’s RBI single.

For Betts, it was his 40th double of the season to go with 35 home runs. He is only the second player in franchise history with that combination, joining Babe Herman who had 48 doubles and 35 home runs for the 1930 Brooklyn Robins (that’s how long ago it was).

But in the bottom of the seventh – they did nothing. And it was their best offense of the night.

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