De La Rosa Goes To 3-0 As Dodgers Power Past Rockies
DENVER (AP) – James Loney hit his second career grand slam and hard-throwing rookie Rubby De La Rosa pitched five effective innings before exiting with a forearm cramp, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers hold off the Colorado Rockies 10-8 on Sunday.
Matt Kemp hit his NL-leading 20th homer and Rod Barajas added another as the Dodgers concluded their 10-game road swing with a 5-5 mark.
Loney had his other grand slam at Coors Field as well, on Sept. 28, 2006. He came up again with the bases loaded in the sixth, but flew out to shallow right.
De La Rosa (3-0) was zipping his fastball with more velocity than his All-Star counterpart Ubaldo Jimenez (1-7), who in a season in which he’s struggled set a new dubious mark by surrendering a career-high three homers.