DENVER (AP) — On an afternoon Cody Bellinger had a homer negated due to a baserunning mistake, the Colorado Rockies played plenty of small ball to beat the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 in their season opener. The Rockies scored runs courtesy of a squeeze play, two wild pitches, a groundout, an error and three RBI singles. Colorado started off on the right foot against Clayton Kershaw and the perennial NL West-champion Dodgers, who owned a 22-7 record over the Rockies the last two seasons.

DENVER (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a homer and was called out before he could finish his trot. It was an honest mistake on a bizarre play for Bellinger, Justin Turner and the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers in their season opener against the Colorado Rockies. Bellinger lined what appeared to be a two-run homer to left-center in the third inning. The ball that hit off the glove of outfielder Raimel Tapia and bounded over the fence. Turner was on first base at the time and believed the ball was caught. He retreated back to the bag, and Bellinger passed him in the confusion, prompting umpires to call him out.