Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Turner stroked a two-run, pinch-hit home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers used a strong eighth inning to take a 9-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
Adrian Gonzalez finished with two hits, four RBI and one run scored, while Howie Kendrick, Enrique Hernandez and A.J. Ellis each drove in a run for the Dodgers, who have won three straight games.
Pedro Baez (1-0) earned his first career win after tossing 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Starter Clayton Kershaw allowed five runs on eight hits and four walks over 5 2/3 frames.
"Definitely not up to par for what I expect and this team expects," Kershaw said.
Wilin Rosario and Rafael Ynoa each had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies, who dropped their ninth straight game.
"I'm sitting in my chair here and trying to think of one positive thing and there are not many," Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said.
Los Angeles has won eight straight games against Colorado, dating back to Sept. 26 of last season.
Hernandez singled to open the eighth, moved to second on Ellis' sacrifice bunt and took third on a passed ball. Turner put the Dodgers ahead by clobbering an 0-1 curveball off Scott Oberg (1-1) to right center. Joc Pederson walked and Jimmy Rollins singled to place runners at the corners.
Kendrick lined an RBI single down the right-field line and Rollins scored on Gonzalez's sacrifice fly for a 9-5 score.
The Dodgers opened the scoring in the second. Alex Guerrero doubled, moved to third on Chris Heisey's single and hustled home after Hernandez grounded into a fielder's choice.
In the fourth, Gonzalez doubled with one out and Jorge De La Rosa gave up three straight two-out walks to force in a run for a 2-0 lead.
Colorado got to Kershaw with five runs in the home half. D.J. LeMahieu walked and Tulowitzki singled to open the frame. Two batters later, Rosario plated LeMahieu with a base hit to left and Nick Hundley followed with an RBI single of his own.
After Drew Stubbs reached on an infield single, Rosario came home on Ynoa's groundout and De La Rosa helped his own cause with a two-run single for a 5-2 lead.
Pederson, Rollins and Kendrick all walked to start the fifth. Gonzalez tied the game with one swing of the bat as his liner down the right-field line was good for a three-run double.
Ynoa hit a one-out single and Michael McKenry and LeMahieu worked walks to end Kershaw's outing and load the bases with two outs in the sixth. Baez got Tulowitzki to strike out on a foul tip to end the frame.
De La Rosa gave up five runs on five hits and six walks in four-plus frames ... Kershaw entered with 1,496 strikeouts and notched his 1,500th by fanning Stubbs to start the third ... Hundley extended his hitting streak to 12 games ... Coors Field was covered with snow Sunday morning, but the workers diligently cleared the field in time for the series finale ... Saturday's postponed game was rescheduled for Tuesday, June 2. It will be played as the first game of a split doubleheader.