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Dodgers Clear Final Hurdle in Denver

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The Dodgers completed their sweep of the Rockies today by beating the Rockies 8-6 at Coors Field.  The Dodgers have won eight of nine games against Colorado this season, outscoring them 74 to 43, amid reports that manager Clint Hurdle's days may be numbered.

Today's highlights:

  • Clayton Kershaw, despite flirting with disaster with three walks and a balk in the third inning, and giving up a home run to Ryan Spilborghs in the fourth, finished strong and ended up with a quality start
  • James Loney continued his dominance at Coors Field with two hits, including a three-run double that broke the game open in the seventh inning.  Loney has 34 RBI in 25 career games at Coors Field
  • Juan Pierre has simply been amazing this month, and continued his great run today with three more hits including a double and the game-tying RBI single in the seventh.  Pierre is hitting an otherworldly .404/.472/.564 with 21 runs and 18 RBI in May.  Pierre's previous career high for RBI in a single month was 13 as a Marlin in August 2004.
  • The Dodgers five-run seventh inning was the ninth inning this season in which the Dodgers have scored five or more runs.
  • The Rockies, trailing 8-3 entering the bottom of the 9th, got the winning run on base, but their rally fell short as Brad Hawpe grounded out with the bases loaded to end the game.

Bring on the Cubs.  Randy Wolf will face former minor league catcher Randy Wells tomorrow night at 5pm.

WP - Clayton Kershaw (3-3):  6 IP, 4 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts

LP - Ubaldo Jimenez (3-6): 6.2 IP, 9 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts

Today's Box Score