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Colorado wither report: Dodgers reign

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By Jon Weisman

Good news: The only rain in the game at Colorado tonight consisted of Dodger home runs — four of ’em — in an 11-4 victory.

Andre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins each hit second-inning home runs, and then after the Rockies tied the game, Joc Pederson and Howie Kendrick homered as part of an 18-hit night for Los Angeles.

  • After hitting the first 12 homers of his season/career against right-handed pitchers, Pederson has hit two in two days against lefties.
  • Adrian Gonzalez had the 28th four-hit game of his career (including one six-hit game), second of the season and sixth as a Dodger.
  • Kendrick had an RBI single and three-run homer when he wasn’t putting on a defensive show.
  • Ethier, the right fielder who is closer to becoming a left fielder as Yasiel Puig slowly nears a return, had a triple to go with his homer.
  • Clayton Kershaw had the 11th multihit game of his career and first with three hits.
  • Kershaw’s past two starts: 14 innings, two runs, nine hits, one walk, 17 strikeouts.

The Dodgers announced late tonight that Juan Nicasio would start Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader, in what will be a bullpen game. Nicasio will be the Dodgers’ 10th starting pitcher this year.


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  1. oldbrooklynfan

    I like the fact that Pederson has hit homers off both right and left handed pitching now and I’m happy to see Ethier perform the way he has in Puig’s absence, but I’m really enjoying the fact that Kershaw is looking like his old self again.

  2. Yes big sigh of relief with Kershaw, he’s still not MVP, or maybe even Cy Young, but he’s getting better.

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