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Kershaw, Pederson lead Dodgers to 11-4 win over Rockies

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Kershaw, Dodgers cruise past Rockies

Clayton Kershaw strikes out seven batters and gets three hits at the plate in the Dodgers' 11-4 victory over the Rockies.

DENVER -- Clayton Kershaw had a career-high three hits to back his strong pitching performance and Joc Pederson lined one of Los Angeles' four homers, helping the Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-4 on Monday night.

Known for his powerful left arm, Kershaw (4-3) was just as lethal at the plate. He had a double and two singles, including a run-scoring liner to left as part of a six-run sixth that broke open a tight game.

Kershaw allowed five hits and two runs over seven innings. He hasn't lost to the Rockies in nearly two years, spanning nine starts.

Andre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins hit solo homers in the second off Kyle Kendrick (2-7), who gave up six runs -- five earned -- in 5 1/3 innings. He's allowed 15 homers this season, tying James Shields for most in the majors.

Nolan Arenado hits a two-run homer off Kershaw in the fourth. It was his third straight game with a homer, the longest stretch of his career.