In the fifth inning, the Dodgers regained the lead after Mike Piazza recorded a RBI single to score Chad Fonville. Darren Holmes (who is currently bullpen coach for the Rockies) came on in relief of Bailey and walked Karros to load the bases. He then gave up a three-run triple to Raul Mondesi which made it 10-8 Dodgers. Mike Blowers was retired to end the half inning.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Rockies had the bases loaded with nobody out with the help of two singles by Castilla and McCracken and a walk by Jayhawk Owens. Pinch hitter Milt Thompson (who was in for Holmes) struck out. He was followed by Eric Young, who grounded into a force out at second, got on first and he scored Castilla to make it a 10-9 game. He stole his fifth base of the game when Weiss came up. However, Young and Owens were stranded.
In the sixth inning, both the Dodgers and Rockies had lead-off home runs by Hollandsworth and Burks off new pitchers (Steve Reed for the Rockies and Chan Ho Park for the Dodgers). Hideo Nomo left the game with five inning pitched and he gave up nine hits, nine runs (only five were earned), four walks, and nine strikeouts and he had 114 pitches.
In the seventh, Reed retired the Dodgers 1-2-3 but in the bottom half of the inning, the Rockies faced a new pitcher, left-hander Scott Radinsky. He set McCracken and pinch-hitter Trent Hubbard down but Eric Young came up again and he got on-base yet again, this time via an error by the shortstop, Greg Gagne. Young did not steal a base, though, but he got to third base on a single by Walt Weiss. Burks and Bichette eached recorded RBI singles to score Young and Weiss to retake the lead by the score of 12-11. Both Burks and Bichette were stranded by Galarraga, though, as he struck out.