Burnitz homered for the fifth straight home game Tuesday as the Rockies ended a three-game losing streak at Coors with a 7-2 victory. Burnitz has homered six times during the home streak and has seven homers in his last nine games overall.
“I told you when we got Burnitz that he would do a lot for us and he hasn’t disappointed,” Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. “He has been known for going on some tears throughout his career, and he is on one now.”
“This park is unforgiving,” Los Angeles manager Jim Tracy said. “When pitches hang and sit up in the strike zone and are thrown to the wrong people that have that type of power they are going to hit the ball out of the park.”
Paul Lo Duca homered for the Dodgers, who had their nine-game road winning streak snapped. It was Los Angeles’ longest road win streak in 34 years.
The Dodgers are 10-3 since the All-Star break, with seven of those wins coming on the road.