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DENVER -- Tyler Anderson warmed up and took the mound for his start on Tuesday. Black Friday Shoes Free Shipping . A rain storm, postponement and restless nights sleep later, he returned to the hill.This outing was well worth the wait.The left-hander pitched efficiently into the seventh inning, Nolan Arenado kept up his torrid August with another RBI and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday.Anderson (5-5), with his deceiving motion, allowed six hits in 6 1/3 innings against the NL West leaders. He also helped his own cause with an RBI single in the second in the teams first shutout at home this season.It was nice, Anderson said. Tiring, but it was good.Anderson actually tossed a few warmup pitches Tuesday before the first inning. But a relentless downpour blanketed the area, leading to a postponement after a delay of 2 hours, 32 minutes. He tried to stay loose by lightly throwing and riding the stationary bike. Thats why he was losing steam late in the game.Anderson gave us everything he had, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. When you have a doubleheader, you want to get every out from your starter you can. He did a great job.Arenado had a run-scoring double in the first, giving him 34 RBI this month. Its the most for August in Rockies history, passing the mark of 33 set by Andres Galarraga in 1996.Ross Stripling (3-6) surrendered three runs over six innings.Ross pitched well enough for us to win and you know left-handed pitching has been our Achilles heel, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Our situational at-bats need to get better.Colorado has taken the first two games in the series from the Dodgers. This is the fifth series the Rockies have captured from a first-place team in August. Theyre the only team in the majors with a positive run differential (plus-26) and a losing mark (64-68).Pinch-hitter Stephen Cardullo hit his first career homer in the seventh -- on his birthday, no less. The 29-year-old Cardullo spent the last few seasons playing for an independent team in New York before signing a minor league contract with Colorado in January. He joined the Rockies last week after hitting .308 with 17 homers for Triple-A Albuquerque.What a special feeling, said Cardullo, who got the ball from the fan who caught it.Andersons quirky delivery gave the Dodgers fits all afternoon. He briefly pauses before throwing to the plate.The 2011 first-round pick wiggled his way out of a sticky situation in the sixth when he had runners on first and third and one out. He struck out Adrian Gonzalez -- the top daytime hitter in the majors this season -- and then fanned Rob Segedin with a changeup.Anderson trotted back out for the seventh, and left to an ovation with one out and two on. Chris Rusin bailed him out by striking out pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal and Howie Kendrick.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (mild disk irritation) had a successful outing in a simulated game Tuesday and now is in a momentary holding pattern. We havent made the decision as far as what his next progression will be, Roberts said. ... LHP Scott Kazmir (neck stiffness) will be slotted into the rotation when hes eligible to come off the DL on Sept. 7.Rockies: 1B Mark Reynolds (broken bone in left hand) was activated off the 15-day disabled list and entered as a defensive replacement in the seventh. To make room, INF Daniel Descalso was put on the paternity list. ... RHP Tyler Chatwood (back strain) will start Saturday.EXPANDED ROSTERSRoberts gave an early glimpse of his plans for September call-ups. The Dodgers will add catcher Austin Barnes, righty Louis Coleman, lefty Luis Avilan -- who will serve as the 26th man Wednesday for the second game -- and righty Josh Ravin. Missing from that list is outfielder Yasiel Puig, who was demoted to the minors in early August.With Yasiel, thats still a possibility, but were trying to figure out whats best for him and whats best for us, Roberts said.UP NEXTThe Dodgers scratched lefty Rich Hill (10-3) from the start in Game 2, going with righty Bud Norris instead. The team was concerned about a blister on his left middle finger. Colorado went with righty Jeff Hoffman (0-2). Black Friday Shoes Sale . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. Black Friday Shoes Store . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Usually a role reserved for teams eliminated from contention, the New England Revolution will try to be spoilers in their own right when they visit the Chicago Fire on Sunday afternoon.New England (10-13-9, 39 points) trails the Philadelphia Union by three points for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs with two matches left to play.However, the Revolution know the last-place Fire (6-16-10, 28 pts.) will be playing for pride in front of their fans at Toyota Park in their home finale in Bridgeview, Ill.Were going in to almost play spoiler on their home game, Revs midfielder Kelyn Rowe told reporters Wednesday. For us, its a huge game because its on us to prove that were a playoff team, and we need these three points.New England is seeking its fourth consecutive MLS Cup Playoffs berth, and a win Sunday would go a long way heading into their season finale against the Montreal Impact on Oct. 23.The Fire have proven to be a beatable opponent for the Revolution, who have won all three meetings this season (two in MLS play). Chicago leads the all-time series 22-21-11.The last time New England beat an opponent four times in a single year was 2005, when it went 4-2-0 against Chicago. Black Friday Shoes Deals. The Revs havent swept a four-match season series since 1999.Chicago erased a 1-0 deficit to earn 2-2 draw with Columbus at home Thursday, eliminating the Crew from the playoffs. It hopes to deal another serious blow to the Revolution on Sunday.The people who come, our crowd, our supporters, they suffered too much and we have to give that last game everything we have to win the game, Fire coach Veljko Paunovic said after Thursdays match.Everyone has their own goals. Columbus had their own goals. New England has their own goals. They will approach things the way we cant control. We only control what we can do.A little more rest has been afforded to New England, which hasnt seen the pitch since a 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 1, the fourth win in its last five matches.The Revs may have the services of midfielder Gerson Koffie and defender Jose Goncalves back, as both practiced this week after missing a combined five matches with ankle injuries. ' ' ' 

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