Dodgers News: L.A. Bats Wake Up, Salvage Colorado Series with A Win

Make that 1-2 against left-handers on the young 2017 season.

After an anemic start against lefties, the Dodgers offense, with some help from the wind, pounded the Rockies in a 10-6 win. The victory prevented the first sweep of the season and kept Los Angeles above .500 at 4-3.

The previous two Dodgers losses, by 2-1 and 4-2 scores, were a bit of a Coors Field anomaly. The Rockies pitching did a tremendous job containing L.A.’s bats, but the Dodgers unleashed that frustration Sunday.

Justin Turner doubled in two runs and Corey Seager blasted a 2-run homer to open up a four-run advantage early. The Dodgers didn’t look back from there.

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Logan Forsythe, who was 3-for-19 coming in, had three hits and an RBI. Adrian Gonzalez, Andrew Toles, Scott Van Slyke and Joc Pederson also drove in runs. It was the third time in seven games the Dodgers scored double-digit runs.

Despite that success, the team left 23 men on base. It benefited from the wind and two Colorado errors.

Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson was tagged for five earned runs. Kenta Maeda wasn’t particularly sharp, allowing four earned runs in five innings. Though considering the conditions, he pitched well enough. His next opportunity is scheduled at home against Arizona.

The Dodgers now travel to Chicago for their first game at Wrigley since Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS. The Cubs will raise their championship banner before Alex Wood faces Jon Lester.

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