Dodgers break out bats against Rockies

Rod Barajas hit a three-run homer and knocked in 2 victory over the Colorado game series.

The Dodgers, who started their 10-game road trip by dropping three of four in Milwaukee, banged out 10 hits and gave Hiroki Kuroda some solid run support for a second straight start.

Kuroda (9-14) earned the win after allowing two runs on four hits in six innings, striking out five and walking three. Although the right-hander is just 4-11 in his last 16 starts since May 17, the Dodgers have scored 15 runs for him in his last two outings, both wins.

Jason Hammel (7-12) was foiled by LA again, taking the loss after giving up six runs and six hits in just three innings. He fell to 1-3 in four starts against the Dodgers this season.

Carlos Gonzalez had an RBI single and Troy Tulowitzki doubled twice for the Rockies, who are 3-6 in their last nine.