The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Home Run Challenge pledged $15,000 per home run at the Dodgers-Rockies game today. Well, how does $105,000 grab you?
Seven homers flew out of Coors Field today, including Matt Kemp’s 20th of the season and James Loney’s gamechanging grand slam in the third inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and by the time it was over, Los Angeles had hung on for a 10-8 victory.
The maligned Loney, Juan Uribe and Rod Barajas and the unmaligned Jamey Carroll each had three hits in support of Rubby De La Rosa, who allowed a tolerable three runs in five innings before leaving with a cramp. Loney snared a hard grounder to end the game with the tying run at the place, allowing Scott Elbert to get his first major-league save.
Kemp homered for the seventh time in nine games; Toronto’s Jose Bautista hit his 21st today to stay one ahead for the major-league lead in 2011.