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Kershaw gives up career-worst three homers

The Sports Xchange
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--LHP Clayton Kershaw allowed three home runs Wednesday in Colorado, the first time in his career he has allowed three homers in a game. Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez became the second player to have a two-homer game against Kershaw, joining Adam Dunn, who did it Aug. 6, 2010. Kershaw allowed five runs in 7 1/3 innings, but he emerged with a no-decision in the Dodgers' 8-5 loss to the Rockies.

--CF Matt Kemp had no intentional walks in the first 24 games of the season but was intentionally walked twice against Colorado on Wednesday. He wound up 1-for-2 with three walks, and he scored two runs.

--INF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday in Colorado for his first two RBI of the season. Hairston, who played third base, went 1-for-5, lowering his average to .289.

--OF/1B Juan Rivera started at first base Wednesday in Colorado, his first game played in the field after being relegated to pinch-hitting duty for six games with a strained left hamstring. He went 1-for-4, leaving his average at .250.

--RHP Ronald Belisario allowed two unearned runs in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday night in a rehab appearance for Class AAA Albuquerque. The Venezuelan reliever, who missed all of 2011 with visa problems, is serving a 25-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy. He could be activated as soon as Friday, but it's not certain the Dodgers will call him up immediately.

BY THE NUMBERS
3 -- Home runs allowed by LHP Clayton Kershaw in Colorado on Wednesday, the first time in his career he has allowed that many homers in a game.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I am telling each and every one of you right now. This is the last new ownership press conference I will ever attend." -- Legendary announcer Vin Scully, to the new Dodgers owners in their introductory press conference.

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