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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 10, Colorado 8

Sept. 2, 2013 at 9:08 PM

DENVER, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Andre Ethier went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBI Monday, keying the Los Angeles Dodgers' 10-8 slugfest win over Colorado.

Ethier's blast in the sixth gave the Dodgers an 8-5 lead and National League West-leading Los Angeles went on to take the opener of a three-game series.

Juan Uribe added three hits, including a pair of run-scoring singles, and pitcher Clayton Kershaw chipped in with two RBI for the winners.

Kershaw (14-8) earned the victory despite coughing up five runs on 11 hits in a five-inning performance.

Kenley Jansen notched his 25th save as the Dodgers opened up a 12 1/2-game lead over second-place Arizona.

Dodgers star rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig left the game in sixth inning with strained knee.

Jeff Manship (0-5) took the loss for the Rockies.

Wilin Rosario homered and Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Colorado's defeat.

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