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Kemp, 10-run first fuels Dodgers past Rockies

Apr 27, 2008 - 5:39 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Matt Kemp drove in five runs in the first inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers scored 10 times in the frame and cruised to an 11-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

Brad Penny (4-2) pitched seven effective innings for the Dodgers, who have not scored more than 10 runs in a single frame since the club moved to Los Angeles.

"Any run support is good, but when I get that many runs to work with, it makes my job a lot easier," Penny said. "I felt good today and the early run support let me be aggressive and go after their hitters."

The Brooklyn Dodgers tallied 15 runs in the first inning on May 21, 1952 against the Cincinnati Reds. Los Angeles has scored 10 runs in a frame on three other occasions, the most recent coming vs. the San Diego Padres on September 13, 1977.

"We have been struggling lately offensively and it's always good to see us start a game like that," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "This was a good win for us and hope we can keep swinging the hot bats tomorrow."

Kemp capped the offensive outburst in the opening inning with a grand slam off Rockies starter Mark Redman (2-2).

"I was looking for a pitch in my zone with the bases loaded and I got a pitch I could handle and just made good contact," Kemp said. "It was good to see us put up a lot of runs early cause we know our offense is capable of doing that."

After Garrett Atkins' two-run shot provided Colorado with a 2-0 edge in the top half of the first inning, Kemp started the scoring for Los Angeles with a sacrifice fly to plate Juan Pierre.

It was the last out that Redman would record for a while. After Jeff Kent laced a single to right field, Redman issued consecutive walks to Russell Martin, James Loney and Andruw Jones.

Blake Dewitt then delivered a two-run single and Penny followed with a run-scoring base hit to give the Dodgers a 5-2 advantage.

Rafael Furcal belted an RBI double to deep right and Pierre was hit by a pitch to load the bases and set the stage for Kemp's second home run of the season.

"They have an offense capable of putting up big numbers and it showed tonight," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "We used a lot of our bullpen last night and just had to have Mark (Redman) go out and give us innings."

That was plenty of run support for Penny, who owns a 13-2 record in 22 career starts against the Rockies. He allowed three runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

After getting tagged for 10 runs in the opening frame, Redman remained on the hill and pitched five scoreless innings.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 0
    LA DODGERS 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 11 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: COL - MARK REDMAN, JOSE CAPELLAN (7TH) AND CHRIS IANNETTA
    LOS - BRAD PENNY, SCOTT PROCTOR (8TH) AND RUSSELL
    MARTIN

    HOME RUNS: COL - GARRETT ATKINS (6) OFF BRAD PE

    Apr 27 12:56 AM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DELWYN YOUNG SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D YOUNG ON FIRST, J LONEY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3
    LA DODGERS 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: B DEWITT (.259, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Rockies 3, Dodgers 11  Bot 7, 0 OutsApr 27 12:31 AM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED WILLY TAVERAS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3
    LA DODGERS 10 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.333, 1-FOR-2)

    Rockies 3, Dodgers 10  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 27 12:02 AM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 2 2 2 0
    LA DODGERS 10 10 6 0 (TOP 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: COL - MARK REDMAN
    LOS - BRAD PENNY

    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.333, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    C BARMES (.321, 2 HR, 9 RBI)
    M REDMAN (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Rockies 2, Dodgers 10  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 26 10:47 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RAFAEL FURCAL SCORED BLAKE DEWITT.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, R FURCAL ON SECOND, B PENNY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    LA DODGERS 6 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J PIERRE (.271, 1-FOR-1)

    Rockies 2, Dodgers 6  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 26 10:43 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRAD PENNY SCORED ANDRUW JONES.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B PENNY ON FIRST, B DEWITT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    LA DODGERS 5 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R FURCAL (.362, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies 2, Dodgers 5  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 26 10:42 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BLAKE DEWITT SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN AND JAMES
    LONEY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B DEWITT ON FIRST, A JONES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    LA DODGERS 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: B PENNY (.200, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Rockies 2, Dodgers 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 26 10:41 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO ANDRUW JONES SCORED JEFF KENT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A JONES ON FIRST, J LONEY ON SECOND, R
    MARTIN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: B DEWITT (.255, 0 HR, 5 RBI)

    Rockies 2, Dodgers 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 26 10:38 PM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MATT KEMP SCORED JUAN PIERRE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    LA DODGERS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J KENT (.288, 3 HR, 12 RBI)

    Rockies 2, Dodgers 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 26 10:30 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 2 2 2 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: COL - MARK REDMAN
    LOS - BRAD PENNY

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R FURCAL (.366, 3 HR, 9 RBI)
    J PIERRE (.255, 0 HR, 8 RBI)
    M KEMP (.286, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Rockies 2, Dodgers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 26 10:21 PM
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