4:10 PM ET, April 19, 2009
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES -- Offense hasn't been a problem so far for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Neither has pitching. In fact, the only thing that can sidetrack them at this point is overconfidence as they head out on a nine-game road trip.Matt Kemp hit a grand slam and a solo homer to help the defending NL West champions beat the Colorado Rockies 14-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.
• The Dodgers scored a season-high 14 runs, including seven in the fifth inning, to win their eighth straight game.
• Los Angeles completed a perfect 6-0 opening homestand.
• Matt Kemp led the Dodgers with two home runs. This was his second career multihomer game.
• L.A. is no hitting .366 as a team in its last five games.
• The Rockies dropped to 1-4 on their current eight-game road trip.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Rockies played the second-most day games last season behind the Cubs, and were 17-30 -- the worst percentage in franchise history. They're 3-5 under the sun this season. ... Belisle has been charged with seven runs and seven hits in one-third of an inning over his last two appearances. ... The Dodgers scored two runs in the seventh, and have outscored their opponents 19-0 in that inning this season. ... Wade was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Monday to take a closer look at bursitis in his shoulder, but the Dodgers scrapped that idea after Wade received a cortisone shot and reported improvement. ... The Dodgers' record for longest home winning streak to start a season is nine, set in 1946.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 14-4 (as of Sun 4/19)|
|Fri 4/17||@LA 4, COL 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/18||@LA 9, COL 5||Recap|
|» Sun 4/19||@LA 14, COL 2||Box Score|
|Fri 4/24||LA 6, @COL 5||Recap|
|Sat 4/25||LA 6, @COL 5||Recap|
|Sun 4/26||@COL 10, LA 4||Recap|
|Mon 5/25||LA 16, @COL 6||Recap|
|Tue 5/26||LA 7, @COL 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/27||LA 8, @COL 6||Recap|
|Mon 6/29||@LA 4, COL 2||Recap|
|Tue 6/30||COL 3, @LA 0||Recap|
|Wed 7/1||@LA 1, COL 0||Recap|
|Tue 8/25||@COL 5, LA 4||Recap|
|Wed 8/26||LA 6, @COL 1||Recap|
|Thu 8/27||LA 3, @COL 2||Recap|
|Fri 10/2||COL 4, @LA 3||Recap|
|Sat 10/3||@LA 5, COL 0||Recap|
|Sun 10/4||@LA 5, COL 3||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Rockies | Dodgers|
|1st||O Hudson doubled to deep center, R Furcal scored.||0||1|
|1st||A Ethier doubled to deep right center, O Hudson scored.||0||2|
|2nd||O Hudson singled to right, C Blake scored, O Hudson to second advancing on throw.||0||3|
|4th||R Furcal doubled to deep right center, M Kemp scored.||0||4|
|5th||M Kemp homered to right center, M Ramirez, J Loney and R Martin scored.||0||8|
|5th||S Elbert doubled to deep center, C Blake scored.||0||9|
|5th||O Hudson singled to left, S Elbert scored.||0||10|
|5th||A Ethier singled to right, O Hudson scored, M Ramirez to second.||0||11|
|6th||B Hawpe homered to right.||1||11|
|6th||C Iannetta homered to left.||2||11|
|7th||A Ethier hit sacrifice fly to center, R Furcal scored, J Castro to third.||2||12|
|7th||J Loney singled to right, J Castro scored, J Pierre to second.||2||13|
|8th||M Kemp homered to center.||2||14|
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|Stadium||Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA|
|Attendance||41,474 (74.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||91 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Bill Welke|