Kemp's granny caps 10-run first inning vs. Rockies' Redman
A Marked Man
Talk about a rough start. The Dodgers rocked Mark Redman for 10 runs in the first inning on Saturday. Here's a breakdown of that inning:
|Runs with 2 outs||9|
Kemp hit a sacrifice fly for the Dodgers' first run and then hit his first career grand slam as the Dodgers, who won 11-3, sent 13 men to the plate and forced Redman to throw 45 pitches to get the first three outs in his Dodger Stadium debut.
Los Angeles parlayed six hits and four walks into its most productive inning since May 6, 2005, when they scored 10 times on 52 pitches in the opening inning of a 13-6 win at Cincinnati. In that game, Jeff Kent had a two-run homer off Paul Wilson and capped the rally with a three-run double against Matt Belisle.
Dodgers pitcher Brad Penny lined an RBI single to center, Rafael Furcal doubled and Juan Pierre was hit on the right elbow, setting the stage for Kemp's homer to center field on Redman's 43rd pitch of the inning.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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