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Dodgers 11, Rockies 3: Losing streak reaches seven games

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Long ball dooms Rockies in L.A.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Things will eventually get better for the Colorado Rockies. But right now, it seems like nothing can go right. The Rockies (13-15) lost their seventh straight game Sunday, 11-3, to the Los Angeles Dodgers (22-8). They’ve lost 12 of their last 14 games and now sit just a 12 game ahead of the last-place Diamondbacks in the National League West.

Long ball L.A.

Dodger Stadium is typically known as a pitcher’s haven, but it turned into a launching pad Sunday afternoon. There were 10 home runs total in the game, and the Dodgers hit seven of them.

Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela (3-1, 3.96 ERA) had only given up two homers this season entering Sunday, but the Dodgers sent four of his pitches over the wall during his 5 13 innings of work. He gave up six runs and picked up the loss.

Trevor Story, Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard all hit solo shots for the Rockies. Story, who now has 131 career home runs, sits alone at 10th place on the Rockies’ all-time home run list, passing Matt Matt Holliday.

L.A.’s seven home runs are the most they’ve hit in a game this season, and it was Kiké Hernández’s three-run shot in the fourth inning that did the most damage. Mookie Betts hit two homers in the game.

Another day off for Arenado

For the second time in as many weeks, Rockies manager Bud Black gave Nolan Arenado the day off Sunday, as he continues to struggle at the plate. Black let Arenado take August 9 off, and then he broke out in a big way the next day with four hits.

Briefly, it seemed Arenado had broken out of his slump all together, but since August 14, Arenado is just 4-for-35. Perhaps this day off can give him another boost.

Up next

The Rockies head to Arizona for a four-game series with the Diamondbacks (13-16) on Monday. Still searching for his first MLB win, Ryan Castellani (0-1, 3.77 ERA) will take the mound for Colorado. Merrill Kelly (3-2, 2.59 ERA) is scheduled to start for Arizona. First pitch is set for 7:40 p.m. MT and will be aired nationally on ESPN.