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Dodgers Look For Clean Getaway

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Offensive problems? What offensive problems? The Dodgers, who scored 23 runs in six games last week amid trouble hitting with runners in scoring position, have matched that total with two games in Coors Field.

This month, the Dodger offense has been led by the white-hot duo of Casey Blake and Juan Pierre:

Player BA OBP SLG Runs RBI
Blake .372 .427 .667 17 17
Pierre .391 .465 .551 20 16

The most RBI Pierre has ever had in any two-month stretch with the Dodgers was 17, which he had in April-May 2008. His previous single-month RBI high as a Dodger was nine, which he achieved three times.

Blake, the team leader in home runs and RBI, will rest today, says Ken Gurnick.

The Dodgers head into today's noon start at Coors Field looking for their second sweep of Colorado this season, and have won seven of eight games against the Rockies so far in 2009.

Clayton Kershaw looks to rebound from the last time he pitched in Denver, in the worst start of his young career, when he gave up nine runs in 4.2 innings.

Ubaldo Jimenez, who has been shelled in both of his starts against the Dodgers this season, takes the mound for the Dodgers.

Dodgers Rockies
LF Pierre CF Fowler
3B Loretta SS Tulowitzki
2B Hudson 1B Helton
1B Loney LF Murton
C Martin RF Spilborghs
RF Ethier 3B Atkins
CF Kemp 2B Barmes
SS Castro C Phillips
P Kershaw P Jimenez

The Dodgers are 5-5 in getaway games this season, including 4-3 on the road.

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Box Score | Gameday