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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Colorado 5

Sept. 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM   |   Comments

DENVER, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp smashed a grand slam and James Loney knocked in a pair runs Wednesday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 7-5 victory over Colorado.

Loney tied the score at 1-1 in the third inning by drawing a bases-loaded walk off Jhoulys Chacin (9-11), and Kemp followed by blasting a pitch into right field stands to give the Dodgers the lead for good.

Loney drove in what turned out to be the decisive run with a fifth-inning RBI single, boosting Los Angeles to a three-game sweep of the Rockies at Coors Field.

Ramon Troncoso (2-3) picked up the victory with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Carlos Monasterios. Ronald Belisario earned his second save despite giving up a run and loading the bases in the ninth.

Troy Tulowitzki went 4-for-4 and scored four runs and Ryan Spilborghs collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs for Colorado, which dropped its ninth game in 10 contests.

The losing skid crushed their hopes of gaining a National League playoff berth. The Rockies were officially eliminated with Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Topics: James Loney
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