Dodgers 11, Colorado 4

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez

KEY MO­MENT: The Dodgers scored six runs to take an 8-2 lead in the sixth in­ning, which was high­lighted by a three-run home run by Joc Ped­er­son. Pitcher Clay­ton Ker­shaw drove in Jimmy Rollins for the first run of the in­ning with a sin­gle to left field that beat the Rock­ies’ de­fen­sive shift.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers col­lected 18 hits, in­clud­ing a ca­reer-high three from Ker­shaw. An­dre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins hit solo home runs in the sec­ond in­ning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Howie Ken­drick home­red in the eighth in­ning. Adrian Gon­za­lez was four for four with a walk and reached base five times for the 14th time in his ca­reer.

ON THE MOUND: Ker­shaw com­pleted seven innings for the third con­sec­u­tive start, this time lim­it­ing the Rock­ies to two runs and five hits. He struck out seven and walked one. The only runs Ker­shaw al­lowed came on a fourth-in­ning home run by Nolan Are­nado. Left-han­der David Huff, who pitched the eighth in­ning in re­lief of Ker­shaw, was charged with two runs and four hits. J.P. How­ell struck out two bat­ters in a per­fect ninth in­ning.

ROS­TER MOVE: Huff traded places with Matt West, as Huff was called up from triple-A Ok­la­homa City and West was sent down. To cre­ate a place for Huff on the 40-man ros­ter, the Dodgers moved Carl Craw­ford to the 60-day dis­abled list, which ruled out the for­mer All-Star out­fielder’s re­turn for at least four more weeks. Craw­ford has been side­lined with a torn side mus­cle since April 28.

EX­TRA BASES: Yasiel Puig posted on his Twit­ter ac­count that he ex­pects to be back on the field “in a few days,” pre­sum­ably to start a mi­nor league re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion as­sign­ment. Manager Don Mat­tingly said Puig ran at close to 100% in­ten­sity at the Dodgers’ spring-train­ing com­plex in Ari­zona. In Puig’s ab­sence, An­dre Ethier has been start­ing in right field. Mat­tingly said that when Puig re­turns to the ma­jor leagues, he will take back his place in right field and Ethier will be­come the team’s pri­mary left fielder.

UP NEXT: Juan Ni­ca­sio (1-1, 1.29 earned-run av­er­age) will face the Rock­ies at noon in the first game of a Tues­day dou­ble­header. Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.48) will pitch the sec­ond game for the Dodgers, at 5:30 p.m. Jorge De La Rosa (1-2, 6.51) and David Hale (1-0, 2.70) were named the Rock­ies’ two starters, but Manager Walt Weiss wouldn’t say who would start which game. TV: Sport­sNet LA. Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

Jack Dempsey As­so­ci­ated Press

CLAY­TON KER­SHAW stays at sec­ond base as Rock­ies short­stop Troy Tu­low­itzki jumps over um­pire Chris Guc­cione to throw to first to get out the Dodgers’ Joc Ped­er­son.

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