Jonathan Lucroy

Rockies beat Dodgers 5-4, hand LA 8th straight loss

Yu Darvish couldn't ease the Los Angeles Dodgers' woes any more than ace Clayton Kershaw.

A night after the Rockies jumped on Kershaw in a 9-1 victory, Darvish was tagged for all their runs in Colorado's 5-4 victory Friday night that sent the stumbling Dodgers to their eighth straight loss and 13th in 14 games.

"It just wasn't meant to be," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after the NL West leaders opened a 4-1 lead in the first only to have Darvish blow it. He was chased after giving up four runs in the fifth.

Los Angeles still owns the best record in baseball at 92-49, but has equaled its longest skid since May 2013. The majors' best team at home this...