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Dodgers score seven in fourth, eight in seventh during rout of Rockies

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DENVER -- Even without Manny Ramirez, the Los Angeles Dodgers are having no trouble scoring runs.

The Dodgers used two big innings -- a seven-run fourth and an eight-run seventh -- to rout the Colorado Rockies 16-6 on Monday.

James Loney, Russell Martin, Juan Castro and Matt Kemp had three hits each and Juan Pierre had a bases-loaded triple for the Dodgers, who matched their season high with 19 hits.

Will Ohman (1-0), the third pitcher for Los Angeles, picked up the win.

"Throughout the lineup we have guys that can hit for power and guys that can run," Pierre said. "I don't think pitchers like to see our lineup when we're swinging the bats like we are."

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Ramirez was suspended for 50 games on May 7 for using a banned drug. Since then, the Dodgers are 10-7 and have scored 100 runs.

"When you look at our guys the way they're lined up, we can score runs," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "We're going to make contact for the most part, we're not going to swing and miss a whole lot. We have a very deep bench and a very deep lineup. We're going to make pitchers work to beat us."

The Dodgers sent 11 batters to the plate in the fourth to break open a scoreless game. Orlando Hudson, Casey Blake, Kemp and Loney opened the inning with consecutive singles, and Jamie Hoffman hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. After Castro singled home Loney, pitcher Eric Stults walked and Pierre followed with a triple into the left-centerfield gap to clear the bases and make it 6-0.

"Huge hit by Pierre," Torre said. "He's been getting some huge hit for us. He's having some good swing at the ball."

Joel Peralta relieved Jorge De La Rosa (0-5) and gave up an RBI single to Martin to make it 7-0 before striking out Hudson and getting Blake to fly out to the wall in center to end the inning.

De La Rosa had six strikeouts and struck out the side in the third before the fourth.

"I was feeling fine," he said. "One bad inning kills me every time."

The Rockies trailed 7-1 before climbing back into the game in the fifth. Stults walked the bases loaded with one out before giving way to Jeff Weaver. Ryan Spilborghs grounded out to first to drive in Dexter Fowler, Brad Hawpe followed with a two-run double and Garrett Atkins sliced an RBI single to center to make it 7-5. Hawpe had two doubles and three RBI for the Rockies.

Colorado cut the deficit to one on Troy Tulowitzki's sacrifice fly in the sixth, but the Dodgers pulled away in the seventh.

Hoffman doubled home one run and Castro hit a two-run single to center to make it 10-6. Alan Embree relieved Jason Grilli and after Ohman sacrificed the runners ahead a base, the Dodgers had five straight hits to make it 15-6.

"With the group we've got here whoever you run out there this team will be able to score runs," Pierre said. "In this park you can never have enough runs and that was evident today early."

Los Angeles sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning.

"We battled back to one run away," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "Then you're trying to get an inning or maybe two to give you a chance to put up some zeros and score another run and tie it or take the lead and you can't even get through the next inning."

Notes

  • Before the game Rockies 1B Todd Helton was presented with a plaque in recognition for his 2,000th career hit. Helton reached the milestone May 26 at Atlanta.
  • Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (toe) missed his second straight game, and SS Rafael Furcal (back) was scratched from the lineup.
  • Helton left the game in the fifth inning with migraine symptoms.
  • Dodgers 2B Orlando Hudson extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
  • The eight-run inning was a season high for Los Angeles.
 
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Juan Pierre's three-run triple makes it 6-0 as the Dodgers match a season high of 19 hits.  (AP)
Juan Pierre's three-run triple makes it 6-0 as the Dodgers match a season high of 19 hits. (AP)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

M. Kemp
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
Los Angeles

J. Castro
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Juan Pierre, LF6223010 .385
Russell Martin, C6232010 .270
Orlando Hudson, 2B5222122 .344
Casey Blake, 3B6221012 .306
Matt Kemp, CF5233110 .298
James Loney, 1B5230101 .291
Jamie Hoffmann, RF4112014 .300
Juan Castro, SS5233011 .387
Eric Stults, P2100122 .077
    Jeff Weaver, P0000000 .143
    Will Ohman, P0000000 .500
    Ronald Belisario, P1000010 .000
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
Totals45161916411  
Batting
2B - Casey Blake (10, Embree), Jamie Hoffmann (2, Grilli)
3B - Juan Pierre (2, De La Rosa)
SF - Jamie Hoffmann (1)
SH - Will Ohman (1)
RBI - Juan Pierre 3 (16), Russell Martin 2 (20), Orlando Hudson 2 (29), Casey Blake (29), Matt Kemp 3 (28), Jamie Hoffmann 2 (6), Juan Castro 3 (7)
2-OUT RBI - Russell Martin (12), Orlando Hudson 2 (12), Casey Blake (9), Matt Kemp 2 (9)
SB - Russell Martin (6, 2nd base off Peralta/Torrealba), James Loney (3, 2nd base off De La Rosa/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Blake-Hudson-Loney, Blake-Hudson-Loney, Blake-Hudson-Loney
E - James Loney (1, Missed catch of throw)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Eric Stults 4.1344720 4.29
Jeff Weaver 1.1322100 3.63
Will Ohman (H,5; W,1-0) 0.1000210 5.11
Ronald Belisario 2000100 2.28
Guillermo Mota 1200010 7.50
WP - Jeff Weaver 2 (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Eric Stults 95-47, Jeff Weaver 31-16, Will Ohman 17-7, Ronald Belisario 14-9, Guillermo Mota 17-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Eric Stults 4-5, Jeff Weaver 2-2, Ronald Belisario 3-3, Guillermo Mota 1-0
Batters Faced - Eric Stults 21, Jeff Weaver 8, Will Ohman 3, Ronald Belisario 7, Guillermo Mota 4
Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF3110201 .272
Troy Tulowitzki, SS2101212 .236
Todd Helton, 1B2000002 .338
    Ian Stewart, 3B-RF1100200 .189
Ryan Spilborghs, LF2001100 .266
    Josh Fogg, P0000000 .000
   a- Seth Smith, PH1000012 .263
    Jason Grilli, P0000000 .000
    Alan Embree, P0000000 .000
    Manny Corpas, P0000000 .000
   b- Paul Phillips, PH10100001.000
Brad Hawpe, RF2222100 .336
   c- Omar Quintanilla, PH-3B1010100 .211
Garrett Atkins, 3B-1B5011006 .190
Clint Barmes, 2B3011212 .238
Yorvit Torrealba, C4000013 .213
Jorge De La Rosa, P0000000 .067
    Joel Peralta, P0000000 .000
   d- Matt Murton, PH-LF3110002 .276
Totals30686114  
a-struck out for Fogg in the 6th
b-singled for Corpas in the 9th
c-walked for Hawpe in the 7th
d-flied out for Peralta in the 5th
Batting
2B - Dexter Fowler (10, Stults), Brad Hawpe 2 (13, Stults, Weaver), Clint Barmes (8, Stults), Matt Murton (4, Weaver)
SF - Troy Tulowitzki (4)
SH - Jorge De La Rosa (1)
RBI - Troy Tulowitzki (15), Ryan Spilborghs (20), Brad Hawpe 2 (36), Garrett Atkins (15), Clint Barmes (17)
2-OUT RBI - Brad Hawpe 2 (18), Garrett Atkins (8)
CS - Clint Barmes (2, 3rd base by Stults/Martin)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
E - Clint Barmes (3, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
Jorge De La Rosa (L,0-5) 3.1777260 5.26
Joel Peralta 1.2300020 4.91
Josh Fogg 1000000 0.00
Jason Grilli 0.1244200 5.65
Alan Embree 0.2544010 7.50
Manny Corpas 2211020 5.82
WP - Alan Embree (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 78-46, Joel Peralta 38-27, Josh Fogg 10-7, Jason Grilli 24-13, Alan Embree 25-18, Manny Corpas 28-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 3-1, Josh Fogg 2-1, Jason Grilli 1-0, Alan Embree 2-0, Manny Corpas 4-0
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 19, Joel Peralta 8, Josh Fogg 3, Jason Grilli 5, Alan Embree 8, Manny Corpas 8
Game Information
Attendance - 37024
Game Time - 3:59
Temperature - 57
Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Ted Barrett