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Penny goes for sixth win of season over Rockies

Sep 28, 2006 - 12:56 PM LA Dodgers (84-74) at Colorado (74-84) 3:05 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) - Brad Penny has come away with a win every time he has faced the Colorado Rockies this season.

Penny and the Los Angeles Dodgers conclude a three-game series against the Rockies on Thursday.

In five previous starts vs. Colorado this year, Penny (16-9, 4.21 ERA) is 5-0 with a stellar 1.93 ERA. The righthander received lots of run support in a 14-5 victory on September 2 despite allowing five runs - four earned - and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

After a similar type of outing last Saturday, Penny did not get the same offensive backing as he was responsible for five runs - four earned - and nine hits in five frames of a 9-3 loss to Arizona. He struck out seven while issuing one walk.

The Dodgers posted their third straight win, a 6-4 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday, moving them within a game of the San Diego Padres in the National League West while keeping them one game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies for the wild card lead.

Colorado sends Byung-Hyun Kim (8-12, 5.29) to the mound in its attempt to avoid a sweep. The Korean righthander dropped his second straight start following a 6-3 setback to Atlanta a week ago. He gave up four runs, four hits and four walks in seven innings.

Kim is 2-3 with a 2.78 ERA in five appearances this campaign against Los Angeles.

Garrett Atkins had three hits in Wednesday's loss.

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