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Dodgers Go Wild In Colorado

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The Dodgers prevailed in a wild game at Coors Field on Memorial Day, beating the Rockies 16-6.  They matched their season high with a seven-run fourth inning against Jorge De La Rosa, who was cruising up to that point.  Then, after the Rockies cut the lead to 7-6, the Dodgers erupted in the seventh, setting a new season high with an eight-run inning.

Eric Stults, pitching for the first time in ten days, was wild and couldn't get through the fifth inning despite a big lead.  He walked seven in 4.1 innings, and gave up four runs. The last Dodger starter to walk seven batters was Esteban Loaiza in 2007.

As a staff, the Dodgers walked 11 Rockies, the most they have issued in any game since walking 12 DIamondbacks in 2002.  Jeff Weaver, who wasn't particularly effective in his 1.1 innings, giving up three hits, two runs, and a walk, was awarded the win, pushing his record to 3-1 on the season.  Will Ohman was credited with the win, his first as a Dodger (earlier versions of the box score showed Weaver as the winner), despite walking two of the three batters he faced.

Seven of the eight Dodger starters had two or more hits, and the only starter that didn't get two hits was slugging Jamie Hoffmann, who had a double.  Russell Martin, Matt Kemp, James Loney, and Juan Castro each had three hits.  Today's 16 runs was a season high for the Dodgers, and the 19 hits matched their season high, also against Colorado.

Eric Milton makes his second start of the season Tuesday, against Aaron Cook and the Rockies.

WP - Will Ohman (1-0):  0.1 innings, 2 walks, 1 strikeout

LP - Jorge De La Rosa (0-5): 3.1 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts

Today's Boxscore