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Game of the Week: Dodgers Shutout Rockies 7-0, Earn Sweep


The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies came into the weekend looking to battle for the National League Division lead, but the Dodgers, who have been on a hot streak would not give in.

Los Angeles took the first two on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday they scored two in the second and five in the sixth to run away with a 7-0 victory, earn a three game sweep and extend their winning streak to seven games.

Brandon McCarthy (2-0) took the mound for the Dodgers and pitched an almost flawless game earning his second win on the season as he threw six scoreless innings on just three hits, walking two batters and striking out six to lower his ERA to 4.50. At one point in the game he retired seven straight batters and kept the Rockies off the board with ease.

As for the Rockies starter Eddie Butler (1-1), he would take the loss allowing just two runs on six hits, with one walk and four strike outs.

In the bottom of the second, Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick lead off with a line drive single to center field, and would score on a Scott Van Slyke double to left field to put the Dodgers up 1-0. Joc Pederson then hit a double to left field to score Van Slyke and add another run to the lead.

After a pitching change to start the bottom of the sixth for the Rockies, the Dodgers scored five runs to go up 7-0 and put the game away. Hendrick once again started the rally as he led off the inning with his second home run of the season. After a walk to Andre Ethier, Van Slyke took a 1-2 count and drove it over the left field wall for a two-run home run. Pederson followed Van Slyke with one of his own, as he also launched his second home run of the season  to right field. A.J. Ellis then doubled on a line drive to left field, and scored on a two-out double by Justin Turner to left field.

Game Notes:

The Rockies managed just four hits, with Charlie Blackmon leading the way with a 2 for 3 night.

The Dodgers had 17 hits and were led by Justin Turner’s three doubles (4 for 5), Kendrick (2 for 4, HR), Van Slyke (3 for 4, 2 doubles, HR, 3 RBI’s) and Pederson (2 for 4, 2 RBI’s)

Whats Next:

The Dodgers (9-3) are off on Monday and look to extend their win streak to eight games and hold onto to first when they travel to San Francisco to face their division rivals, the Giants on Tuesday with first pitch at 10:15 pm ET.  The Rockies will be home on Monday t face the San Diego Padres, with the first pitch at 10:40 PM ET.



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