Kershaw yields consecutive HRs for 1st time, Rox top Dodgers

DENVER (AP) Clayton Kershaw left a slider up - gone. Three pitches later, he grooved a fastball - same result.

He just stared at the dirt in disbelief.

The Dodgers ace surrendered back-to-back homers for the first time in his career, with Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra going deep in the sixth inning to help the Colorado Rockies beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday night.

''That was cool for a little bit, I guess,'' Kershaw said of his streak. ''You never expect to give up home runs. Kudos to them. Good job.''

Reynolds lined a two-run homer off Kershaw (1-1) and Parra quickly followed with a solo shot. It was only the third time Kershaw has allowed multi-homers in an inning over his career. Nolan Arenado also hit a homer off Kershaw in the first.

Kershaw sometimes goes an entire month without giving up three homers.

''He's one of the best for a reason,'' Reynolds said. ''He left a couple of pitches up in the zone. Me and Parra put some good swings on them.''

Kershaw lasted six innings and gave up four runs in his first loss to the Rockies since July 12, 2013. Manager Dave Roberts had a simple explanation for Kershaw's struggles.

''He's human,'' Roberts said.

Behind the big hits by Reynolds and Parra, plus a lights-out bullpen, the Rockies improved to 5-1 for the third time in franchise history. Then again, they could sense this brewing.

''We had a different feeling in spring training. We knew we had a good squad,'' Reynolds said.

Jon Gray turned in a strong outing during a no-decision, allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings. Mike Dunn (2-0) got two outs in the sixth to earn the win and Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Andrew Toles added a solo homer in the fifth for the Dodgers to tie it. It was his first homer since a grand slam Aug. 31 at Coors Field.

Parra also came up big with his glove, racing back and reaching up to take an extra-base hit away from Corey Seager in the third. An inning later, Parra saved at least a run with a diving catch on Yasiel Puig's sinking liner.

''That's a great play,'' manager Bud Black said.

To think, Parra was originally slated to play right with Carlos Gonzalez getting a rest. The Rockies announced before the game that Parra would switch to left and Stephen Cardullo would play right.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Roberts said lefty Alex Wood would get the starting nod Monday with lefty Rich Hill sidelined by a blister. ... Right-hander Pedro Baez (strained right thumb) could be ready for the next series in Chicago.

Rockies: Righty Chad Qualls (forearm tightness) threw a simulated game Saturday. He will soon be ready to head for a rehab assignment. ... Lefty Chris Rusin (right oblique strain) went 2 2-3 innings and gave up no runs for Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

STORY UPDATE

Shortstop Trevor Story fell awkwardly when he was caught in a rundown during the fourth inning. He limped off, but returned when the Rockies took the field.

''He's fine,'' Black said. ''Trevor's great.''

THIS & THAT

Colorado started 5-1 in 2013 and 1995. ... Reigning NL batting champ DJ LeMahieu remained in a hitting funk. He went 0 for 4 to drop his average to.087. ... Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez had an RBI single in the eighth. ... The last time Kershaw allowed two homers in an inning was April 26, 2009, against Colorado.

STRUGGLING FORSYTHE

A slumping Logan Forsythe wasn't in the starting lineup. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and struck out to drop his average to .158. He was acquired from Tampa Bay on Jan. 23 after a season in which he hit a career-best 20 homers.

''Obviously, he'd like to start off a little hotter but tomorrow he could have a couple of hits and we're talking about how he's off to a good start to the season,'' Roberts said.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (0-1, 5.40 ERA) is 2-2 with a 1.90 ERA in four career starts against Colorado.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (1-0, 7.94 ERA) allowed five runs in his win at Milwaukee.

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RockiesCOL5-1
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  • W: M. Dunn (2-0)L: C. Kershaw (1-1)S: G. Holland (4)
  • HR: LAD - A. Toles (1), COL - M. Reynolds (3), G. Parra (1), N. Arenado (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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a- F. Gutierrez LF11100000.250.250.375.6253.0
C. Seager SS40000001.273.333.500.8330.0
J. Turner 3B40000011.381.381.571.952-0.5
A. Gonzalez 1B40210000.375.524.5001.0243.0
J. Pederson CF10000100.154.333.385.7181.0
b- S. Van Slyke CF20000022.143.333.286.619-1.0
Y. Grandal C20000211.118.211.471.6811.5
Y. Puig RF40200012.368.500.9471.4471.5
C. Utley 2B40000013.083.083.083.167-0.5
C. Kershaw P20100000.500.600.5001.1001.0
c- L. Forsythe PH10000011.158.304.158.462-0.5
G. Dayton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Hatcher P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-doubled for Toles in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Pederson in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Kershaw in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40200000.174.269.261.5304.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000012.087.160.087.247-0.5
N. Arenado 3B42211000.364.440.7271.1678.0
T. Story SS40100011.190.292.333.6251.5
M. Reynolds 1B41221011.409.458.9551.4137.5
G. Parra LF41211001.400.429.6001.0297.0
S. Cardullo RF30000002.000.333.000.3330.0
D. Garneau C30000030.333.455.7781.232-1.5
J. Gray P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Adames PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-lined out for Ottavino in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Gutierrez, Y. Puig (2)
  • HR - A. Toles
  • RBI - A. Toles (2), A. Gonzalez (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Toles, A. Gonzalez (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (3)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon
  • HR - N. Arenado (2), M. Reynolds (3), G. Parra
  • RBI - N. Arenado (4), M. Reynolds 2 (8), G. Parra (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado
BASERUNNING
  • CS - Y. Puig
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 1-1)6.08440633.461.334.0
G. Dayton1.00000000.000.003.0
C. Hatcher1.01000101.801.002.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 1-1)6.0
G. Dayton1.0
C. Hatcher1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray5.14113115.791.317.5
M. Dunn (W, 2-0)0.20000100.000.007.5
A. Ottavino (H, 3)1.01000202.451.003.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.02110104.502.000.5
G. Holland (S, 4)1.00000200.000.0011.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray5.1
M. Dunn (W, 2-0)0.2
A. Ottavino (H, 3)1.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.0
G. Holland (S, 4)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 100-65, G. Dayton 9-6, C. Hatcher 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 9-3, C. Hatcher 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, G. Dayton 3, C. Hatcher 4
  • Balks - C. Kershaw
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 96-53, M. Dunn 9-5, A. Ottavino 21-12, J. McGee 19-13, G. Holland 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 10-4, J. McGee 1-1, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 22, M. Dunn 2, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 5, G. Holland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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RockiesCOL5-1
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Toles CF31111001.200.294.400.6946.0
a- F. Gutierrez LF11100000.250.250.375.6253.0
C. Seager SS40000001.273.333.500.8330.0
J. Turner 3B40000011.381.381.571.952-0.5
A. Gonzalez 1B40210000.375.524.5001.0243.0
J. Pederson CF10000100.154.333.385.7181.0
b- S. Van Slyke CF20000022.143.333.286.619-1.0
Y. Grandal C20000211.118.211.471.6811.5
Y. Puig RF40200012.368.500.9471.4471.5
C. Utley 2B40000013.083.083.083.167-0.5
C. Kershaw P20100000.500.600.5001.1001.0
c- L. Forsythe PH10000011.158.304.158.462-0.5
G. Dayton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Hatcher P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-doubled for Toles in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Pederson in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Kershaw in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40200000.174.269.261.5304.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000012.087.160.087.247-0.5
N. Arenado 3B42211000.364.440.7271.1678.0
T. Story SS40100011.190.292.333.6251.5
M. Reynolds 1B41221011.409.458.9551.4137.5
G. Parra LF41211001.400.429.6001.0297.0
S. Cardullo RF30000002.000.333.000.3330.0
D. Garneau C30000030.333.455.7781.232-1.5
J. Gray P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Adames PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-lined out for Ottavino in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Gutierrez, Y. Puig (2)
  • HR - A. Toles
  • RBI - A. Toles (2), A. Gonzalez (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Toles, A. Gonzalez (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (3)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon
  • HR - N. Arenado (2), M. Reynolds (3), G. Parra
  • RBI - N. Arenado (4), M. Reynolds 2 (8), G. Parra (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado
BASERUNNING
  • CS - Y. Puig
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 1-1)6.08440633.461.334.0
G. Dayton1.00000000.000.003.0
C. Hatcher1.01000101.801.002.5
Total8.0944073---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 1-1)6.0
G. Dayton1.0
C. Hatcher1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray5.14113115.791.317.5
M. Dunn (W, 2-0)0.20000100.000.007.5
A. Ottavino (H, 3)1.01000202.451.003.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.02110104.502.000.5
G. Holland (S, 4)1.00000200.000.0011.0
Total9.0722371---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray5.1
M. Dunn (W, 2-0)0.2
A. Ottavino (H, 3)1.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.0
G. Holland (S, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 100-65, G. Dayton 9-6, C. Hatcher 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 9-3, C. Hatcher 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, G. Dayton 3, C. Hatcher 4
  • Balks - C. Kershaw
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 96-53, M. Dunn 9-5, A. Ottavino 21-12, J. McGee 19-13, G. Holland 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 10-4, J. McGee 1-1, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 22, M. Dunn 2, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 5, G. Holland 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Gonzalez singled to right center, Gutierrez scored24
  • 6TH INNING
    Parra homered to center14
    Reynolds homered to left center, Arenado scored13
  • 5TH INNING
    Toles homered to left11
  • 1ST INNING
    Arenado homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland relieved Jake McGee
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Utley grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • Franklin Gutierrez hit for Andrew Toles
    • F. Gutierrez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gutierrez doubled to deep right
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Seager grounded out to third
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner flied out to deep right, Gutierrez to third
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to right center, Gutierrez scored
    • S. Van Slyke: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Van Slyke struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Hatcher relieved Grant Dayton
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado lined out to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds singled to shallow left
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Reynolds out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Mike Dunn
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Puig doubled to deep center
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Utley struck out looking
    • Logan Forsythe hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
    • A. Toles: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Puig caught stealing, catcher to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Grant Dayton pitching
    • Cristhian Adames hit for Adam Ottavino
    • C. Adames: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Adames lined out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez reached on an infield single
    • Mike Dunn relieved Jon Gray
    • J. Pederson: Foul
    • S. Van Slyke: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Van Slyke struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Grandal popped out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado singled to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Story popped out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds homered to left center, Arenado scored
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Parra homered to center
    • S. Cardullo: Ball, Foul, Cardullo flied out to deep right
    • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Garneau struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Utley grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kershaw lined out to right
    • A. Toles: Ball, Toles homered to left
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Garneau struck out on foul tip
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Gray grounded out to third
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Balk ball, Blackmon to second on balk, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • Y. Grandal: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Pederson to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story doubled to deep left
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Story out at second
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Parra singled to center, Reynolds to second
    • S. Cardullo: Foul, Ball, Cardullo lined out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kershaw singled to shallow left
    • A. Toles: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Toles grounded into double play shortstop to first, Kershaw out at second
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Seager lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon tripled to deep right
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Pederson lined out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked
    • Y. Puig: Puig reached on an infield single, Grandal to second
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grandal to third, Puig to second on wild pitch, Utley grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra grounded out to second
    • S. Cardullo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cardullo grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Toles: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Toles grounded out to first
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Arenado homered to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)