Juan Pierre led the top of the third off with an infield single. Two batters later, Matt Kemp doubled in Pierre to make it a 4-3 Dodgers lead.
Until the bottom of the fifth, two singles and a walk were scattered between both sides but no scoring came about.
However, in the bottom of the fifth inning, Troy Tulowitzki hit a one-out double and two pitches later, Matt Holliday slugged a home run to make it a 5-4 Rockies lead.
That lead would not last long, though, as right-handed reliever, Matt Herges, who had just came on in relief of Redman, allowed a home run to James Loney on the third pitch of the inning to make it a 5-5 tie. After allowing a single to Ramon Martinez and a walk to Mike Lieberthal, Herges was yanked from the game in favor of lefty Jeremy Affeldt. After two flyouts, Tony Abreu hit the first pitch that he saw from Affeldt down the left field line for a triple that scored Martinez and Lieberthal to make it a 7-5 Dodgers lead.
No further scoring happened until the top of the eighth inning when Russell Martin, who came in as a defensive replacement for Lieberthal in the previous half inning, homered off Rockies reliever Jorge Julio, who was in his second inning of work, to make it a 8-5 Dodgers game.
The Rockies looked out of it but they would rally…and rally quickly.