DENVER(AP) Even without
Los Angeles Dodgers
are having no trouble scoring runs.
The Dodgers used two big innings - a seven-run fourth and an eight-run seventh - to rout the
16-6 on Monday.
had three hits each and
had a bases-loaded triple for the Dodgers, who matched their season high with 19 hits.
(1-0), the third pitcher for Los Angeles, picked up the win.
''Throughout the lineup we have guys that can hit for power and guys that can run,'' Pierre said. ''I don't think pitchers
like to see our lineup when we're swinging the bats like we are.''
Ramirez was suspended for 50 games on May 7 for using a banned drug. Since then, the Dodgers are 10-7 and have scored 100
''When you look at our guys the way they're lined up, we can score runs,'' Dodgers manager
said. ''We're going to make contact for the most part, we're not going to swing and miss a whole lot. We have a very deep
bench and a very deep lineup. We're going to make pitchers work to beat us.''
The Dodgers sent 11 batters to the plate in the fourth to break open a scoreless game.
, Kemp and Loney opened the inning with consecutive singles, and Jamie Hoffman hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. After Castro
singled home Loney, pitcher
walked and Pierre followed with a triple into the left-centerfield gap to clear the bases and make it 6-0.
''Huge hit by Pierre,'' Torre said. ''He's been getting some huge hit for us. He's having some good swinand gs at the ball.''
Jorge De La Rosa
(0-5) and gave up an RBI single to Martin to make it 7-0 before striking out Hudson and getting Blake to fly out to the wall
in center to end the inning.
De La Rosa had six strikeouts and struck out the side in the third before the fourth.
''I was feeling fine,'' he said. ''One bad inning kills me every time.''
The Rockies trailed 7-1 before climbing back into the game in the fifth. Stults walked the bases loaded with one out before
giving way to
grounded out to first to drive in
followed with a two-run double and
sliced an RBI single to center to make it 7-5. Hawpe had two doubles and three RBIs for the Rockies.
Colorado cut the deficit to one on
's sacrifice fly in the sixth, but the Dodgers pulled away in the seventh.
Hoffman doubled home one run and Castro hit a two-run single to center to make it 10-6.
and after Ohman sacrificed the runners ahead a base, the Dodgers had five straight hits to make it 15-6.
''With the group we've group they've got here whoever you run out there this team will be able to score runs,'' Pierre said.
''In this park you can never have enough runs and that was evident today early.''
Los Angeles sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning.
''We battled back to one run away,'' Rockies manager
said. ''Then you're trying to get an inning or maybe two to give you a chance to put up some zeros and score another run and
tie it or take the lead and you can't even get through the next inning.''
Notes: Before the game Rockies 1B
was presented with a plaque in recognition for his 2,000th career hit. Helton reached the milestone May 26 at Atlanta. ...
(toe) missed his second straight game, and SS
(back) was scratched from the lineup. ... Helton left the game in the fifth inning with migraine symptoms. ... Dodgers 2B
extended his hitting streak to 15 games. ... The eight-run inning was a season high for Los Angeles.