LA Dodgers 8, Colorado 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 28, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Tony Randazzo,
Attendance - 37133

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
LA Dodgers 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 62-95 35-46 27-49 L1
LA Dodgers 82-75 41-35 41-40 W3

Recap


Dodgers 8, Rockies 0:
Clayton Kershaw dominated through eight innings and Shane Victorino hit a three-run homer as host Los Angeles stayed alive in the National League wild card race.

Andre Ethier added an RBI double and scored three times for the Dodgers, who remained three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot with five left to play. The Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals earlier in the night.

Kershaw (13-9) showed no ill effects from the hip injury that has bothered him this month, striking out 10 with two walks while scattering five hits. The reigning Cy Young winner snapped a four-start winless streak and allowed two runs or less in his seventh straight start.

Los Angeles put the game away in the second inning against Jeff Francis (5-7). Adrian Gonzalez led off with a single and Hanley Ramirez walked in front of Ethier’s RBI double. Victorino followed and blasted a high 1-0 fastball into the glove of a fan just beyond the wall in left-center for a 4-0 lead.

The Dodgers put it away with three more runs in the eighth. A.J. Ellis doubled in Ethier and Bobby Abreu delivered a pinch-hit two-run homer.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Rockies RF Matt McBride made a great catch on a long fly ball by Ramirez in the fifth inning, jumping into the wall in right-center to rob extra bases. … Kershaw made a spectacular defensive play in the eighth, catching a grounder between his legs and spinning immediately to start a double play. … Colorado OF/1B Michael Cuddyer (oblique) has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   LA Dodgers
Jeff Francis Player Clayton Kershaw
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 10
6 Hits 5
11.25 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Colorado   LA Dodgers
DJ LeMahieu Player Andre Ethier
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 4
.333 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 5 0 6 .161 10 11 0 2 0 0
LA Dodgers 12 2 21 .353 13 7 7 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Rockies have a W/L % of .403 after a win and .389 after a loss.