LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Chad Billingsley surrendered 11 hits but only one run over seven innings Monday, sparking the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-1 win over Colorado.
Billingsley (4-4) benefited from three double plays turned by his infielders while walking two and striking out eight as the Dodgers began a three-game series against Colorado with a victory.
James Loney cracked a two-run fifth-inning homer and added an RBI single during a four-run third inning as Los Angeles built an early lead that held up the rest of the way.
Andre Ethier drove in three runs with a pair of singles while Jamey Carroll added two hits and two runs scored in the win.
Jason Hammel (3-5) was roughed up for seven runs on 10 hits in a 4 2/3-inning start for the Rockies, who went down for the ninth time in 11 games.