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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.