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Dodgers, Rockies, home runs & triples

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will battle the Rockies six times over the next 14 days, beginning Monday night with the opener of a three-game series on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. That means the Dodgers will need to contend with the top two home run hitters in the National League in Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez.

Arenado sits atop the league with 38 home runs and 110 RBI, including eight home runs in 14 games in September.

When the Dodgers last played the Rockies, they left on June 3 with Gonzalez sitting on four home runs in 48 games, two of which were hit at Dodger Stadium, including a three-run game-winner on May 14. Now, Gonzalez has 37 home runs, including a whopping 27 home runs in his last 60 games.

Arenado actually has more home runs on the road (20) than at home (18), and Gonzalez has hit 15 of his 37 home runs away from home. But away from Coors Field both have numbers that would make Dave Kingman proud, with power but little else.

On the road, Arenado is hitting .248/.285/.522 with 20 home runs and 14 doubles in 70 games, a .335 wOBA and 111 wRC+. Gonzalez is hitting .238/.295/.468 with 15 home runs and 10 doubles in 68 games, a .323 wOBA and 103 wRC+ away from home.

Gonzalez is 6-for-33 (.182) with two home runs (both hit in 2012) and 17 strikeouts against Clayton Kershaw, starting on Monday for the Dodgers. This year, Gonzalez is 1-for-3 against Kershaw.

Arenado is 7-for-27 (.259) with two doubles and a home run against Kershaw, including 3-for-12 (.250) with a home run and a double in 2015.

The Dodgers have hit 84 home runs in 68 home games this season, and allowed 55. The Dodgers are on pace for 100 home runs at home this season, something done three times in the first 53 years of Dodger Stadium — 2000 (108 home runs), 1979 (106) and 2004 (100).

Three baggers

With the Rockies in town, that means we will have the top three active triples leaders in the same stadium. Jose Reyes is second among active players with 117 career triples, four behind Carl Crawford and four ahead of Jimmy Rollins.

Rollins isn't expected to start on Monday, as he gets his right index finger reevaluated. Reyes in his time in Toronto hit zero triples in 69 games in 2015 and four triples in 305 games with the Blue Jays, but since joining the Rockies Reyes is hitting .270/.302/.411 with two triples in 35 games.

Rollins has two triples this season, and Crawford has one.

There have been 15 triples hit this season at Dodger Stadium, tied for fourth-fewest in baseball, 11 by the Dodgers. There have been 22 triples hit in Dodgers road games this season.

The Rockies lead the National League, and are two off the major league lead, with 42 triples, though 31 have been hit at the spacious Coors Field. Rockies games in 2015 have seen 53 triples hit in Denver, one behind Comerica Park for most in baseball, and 21 away from Colorado.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA