DENVER -- The Dodgers broke loose with a six-run sixth inning, and starter Clayton Kershaw continued his pitching dominance, helping Los Angeles to an 11-4 victory over the Rockies in Monday's series opener at Coors Field.
Tied at 2, the Dodgers sent 12 men to the plate and banged out seven hits in the sixth -- the most emphatic coming on Joc Pederson's three-run homer off reliever Christian Friedrich. That gave Los Angeles a 7-2 lead and was more than enough cushion for Kershaw (4-3), who yielded just five hits and two runs over seven innings.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Dargan Southard is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.