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Sep 29, 2013 12:41 AM by Greg Smith

Rockies blank Dodgers 1-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Nicasio outdueled Zack Greinke for his first victory in six starts and Nolan Arenado had an RBI double, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 1-0 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

It was only the fifth shutout win for the Rockies.

Colorado right fielder Michael Cuddyer spent the game on the bench with his .333 average. Atlanta's Chris Johnson went 0 for 4 and slipped to .321 - effectively locking up Cuddyer's first batting title in 13 big league seasons with one game remaining.

Cuddyer is the sixth player in Rockies history to win a batting crown, joining Andres Galarraga, Todd Helton, Matt Holliday, Carlos Gonzalez and three-time winner Larry Walker.

Nicasio (9-9) allowed three hits over 5 1-3 innings and struck out seven while winning for the first time since Aug. 26 against San Francisco.

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