Rockies ride three homers to third straight win over Dodgers

As Butch Cassidy asked the Sundance Kid, and vice versa, “Who are those guys?”

Well, those were indeed the Rockies who beat the powerhouse Dodgers, 5-2, Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers have won 110 games and are headed to the postseason as the National League’s No. 1 seed. The Rockies have won just 68 games and are going nowhere, but to their offseason homes after Wednesday afternoon’s regular-season finale.

But the Rockies, playing some of their best road baseball of the season, have won three consecutive games at Dodger Stadium.

Tuesday night, they hit three home runs for the first time in a road game all season. That gave them 50 road homers for the season, saving them from the ignominy of hitting the fewest road homers in franchise history. The 2000 club finished with 49.

Brendan Rodgers hit a solo blast in the first inning and rookie Sean Bouchard did the same in the third, with both of the homers coming off lefty Julio Urias, who’s a contender to win the NL Cy Young Award.

The deciding homer came off the bat of Randal Grichuk, who hit a two-out, two-run shot off reliever Andrew Heaney in the seventh. Grichuk now has 19 homers and 73 RBIs.

For starter Ryan Feltner, it’s been a season of growing pains and sometimes painful lessons, but he aced his final exam of the season. The right-hander, making his 19th start, pitched…

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