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Kemp’s 4 hits leads Dodgers past Rockies 8-2

Michael Kelly
The Associated Press
Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez, left, slides safely into home plate to score on an infield single hit by Juan Uribe as Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario turns to make the tag in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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DENVER — Matt Kemp had four hits and drove in two runs, Adrian Gonzalez had three RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Sunday.

Juan Uribe added three hits for the Dodgers, who won three of four in the weekend series. They head to Detroit in first place in the NL West, a half-game ahead of San Francisco.

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, an All-Star starter with an NL-best 5.3 million votes, scored both runs for the Rockies.

Colorado was 26-20 on May 20 but has lost 17 of 20 to fall into a tie for last in the NL West with Arizona. The Rockies are 5-15 at Coors Field since June 3.

Josh Beckett (6-5) allowed just three hits in five scoreless innings.

Dodgers starters had gone 39 consecutive games with two or fewer walks allowed but that streak ended when Beckett walked three. Hyun-Jin Ryu was the last LA starter to walk more than two when he had five on May 26.

Beckett atoned for ending the streak with a one-out double that started a five-run fifth. Dee Gordon singled and Yasiel Puig, voted in as an NL All-Star starter, walked to load the bases.

Gonzalez had a two-run single, Kemp followed with an RBI single and Scott Van Slyke walked.

Uribe singled to third off reliever Brooks Brown, scoring Gonzalez on a play at the plate. Umpire Jeff Kellogg called Gonzalez out but it was overturned after a 1 minute, 28-second review.

Brown hit Miguel Rojas to score Kemp and make it 5-0.

Colorado left-hander Yohan Flande (0-2) allowed five runs in 4 1-3 innings.

The Rockies scored an unearned run in the sixth of reliever Chris Perez and another off Brian Wilson in the eighth.

Kemp’s fourth hit of the day capped a three-run eighth that made it 8-1.

NOTES: The Rockies announced during the game OF Charlie Blackmon was chosen a reserve to the NL All-Star team. … Rojas left the game with a right forearm bruise. X-rays were negative. … The Dodgers placed INF Erisbel Arruebarrena on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain and recalled infielder Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Albuquerque. … The Rockies placed RHP Nick Masset on the 15-day DL with a left patellar tendon strain and recalled Brown from Triple-A Colorado Springs. … Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (left middle finger surgery) will go on a rehab assignment starting Monday.


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