Rockies 12, Dodgers 2

The SportsXchange

LOS ANGELES -- The Colorado Rockies rocked the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching staff with 19 hits and three home runs in a 12-2 win Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

Even without Troy Tulowitzki, sidelined due to a strained shoulder after an awkward slide Sunday, the Rockies rolled.

Up and down the lineup, Colorado jumped on Los Angeles, with six players registering multiple hits.

Wilin Rosario continued his strong start by going 3-for-4 and scoring three runs. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning. Carlos Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado and even pitcher Tyler Chatwood joined in the hit parade, each getting three, and Arenado hit his first major league homer in his second game.

Gonzalez, Arenado, Chatwood and Jordan Pacheco each had two RBIs, and Josh Rutledge went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, got little from their star-studded lineup.

Chatwood (1-0) shut down Los Angeles over six innings, allowing five hits, no walks and no runs while striking out five.

Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a two-run pinch home run for the Dodgers off relief pitcher Adam Ottavino, but Los Angeles left five runners on base.

Colorado tagged the Dodgers from the start. Dexter Fowler opened the game with leadoff home run. Three batter later, Rosario smashed a three-run home run, scoring Pacheco and Gonzalez.

The Rockies didn't stop there, however.

Colorado had 12 runs and 17 hits through six innings, tearing through Ted Lilly (0-1) and Josh Wall. Lilly exited after three innings, having allowed five runs, four earned, and eight hits. Wall allowed seven runs and eight hits in two innings.

The Rockies scored one run in the third, then five in the fourth. They added two in the fifth on Arenado's home run.

NOTES: Los Angeles placed Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list, but the staff expects him to make his next scheduled start Friday in San Francisco. Kershaw is required to be on the bereavement list for at least three days and at most seven. ... The Dodgers activated Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list after two rehab games for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Ramirez tore a ligament in his right thumb in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. Ramirez struck out as a seventh-inning pinch hitter Monday. ... Lilly was 4-0 against the Rockies with a 2.15 ERA in his last four home starts entering the game. ... The Dodgers ended last season with a four-game winning streak over Colorado, and L.A. won the season series 10-8. Los Angeles is 30-15 at home against the Rockies since 2008.
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