LA Dodgers 3, Colorado 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 40724

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 7 0
LA Dodgers 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 62-96 35-46 27-50 L2
LA Dodgers 83-75 42-35 41-40 W4

Recap


Dodgers 3, Rockies 0:
Matt Kemp homered twice and Joe Blanton tossed six shutout innings as host Los Angeles kept its postseason hopes alive.

Blanton (10-13) scattered seven hits and Brandon League worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save for the Dodgers, who moved two games behind St. Louis for the second wild-card spot with four to play.

Kemp blasted a solo home run to left field in the first inning and led off the eighth with a shot to right field off Josh Roenicke. Kemp is 9-for-17 with eight RBIs in his last four games.

The heart of the Dodgers' order – Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez – went a combined 8-for-12 with three runs scored. Los Angeles has won four in a row for the first time since Aug. 12-15.

The Rockies' scoreless streak stands at 23 innings after being shut out in each of the first two games of the series. Colorado used seven pitchers, with starter Tyler Chatwood (5-6) giving up two runs over four frames.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. … Los Angeles SS Luis Cruz left the game with a headache. … Rockies OF Tyler Colvin was scratched from the starting lineup with soreness in his left elbow.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   LA Dodgers
Tyler Chatwood Player Joe Blanton
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 7
4.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Colorado   LA Dodgers
Tyler Chatwood Player Matt Kemp
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 2
1 TB 9
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 7 0 8 .219 11 10 0 0 0 0
LA Dodgers 10 2 17 .323 16 6 3 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .573 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 .385 after a loss.