(SportsNetwork.com) - Clayton Kershaw hasn't been his dominant self this season and gets the nod for the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and reigning MVP is 1-2 with a 3.72 earned run average in six starts and hasn't won since April 17 against the Rockies. Kershaw is 0-1 in his previous three outings and did not record a decision in Monday's 4-3 loss at Milwaukee.
Kershaw gave up three runs in 7 1/3 innings, struck out eight batters and did not issue a walk. He has 16 K's and no walks in his past two starts, and will shoot for win No. 100 in his career.
The left-hander's only win this season was against Colorado and he pitched six solid innings, allowing three runs -- one earned -- and six hits. Kershaw fanned 12 batters and is 14-5 with a 3.11 ERA in 27 career starts against the NL West-rival Rockies.
Kershaw has a 7-3 career record at Coors Field and is unbeaten in his last six starts against the Rockies, going 6-0 with a 1.62 ERA. The southpaw has a 4-0 record in his last four trips to the Colorado mound.
Los Angeles recorded a 2-1 win over the Rockies in six innings Friday night, as rain forced the umpires to stop the game. The game was called with one out and the bases loaded during the top of the sixth inning.
Adrian Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal had an RBI apiece in the first inning for the NL West-leading Dodgers, winners in 10 of their last 14 games. Brett Anderson needed five innings to get the win and allowed one unearned run with a strikeout and a walk.
"It was difficult. Pretty poor conditions," Anderson said. "I can't believe we played through five innings of that. It's probably the hardest rain I've played through on the field."
The Rockies were dealt their eighth straight loss and got on the board when Troy Tulowitzki scored on Nolan Arenado's RBI single in the fourth inning. Tulowitzki and Corey Dickerson each had two hits and Eddie Butler absorbed the loss for giving up both runs in 5 1/3 innings.
"The ball was moving more than it was normally doing. I was staying behind the ball a little better," Butler said. "I think that's what added a little extra movement to it. You've got a rainy day, and the air's a little heavier. It's something you've got to figure out sooner and make an adjustment quicker."
Jorge De La Rosa is still searching for his first win of the season and will make his fourth start Saturday for the Rockies. He is 0-2 with a 9.00 earned run average and allowed three runs over five innings of a 4-2 loss at San Diego last Saturday.
De La Rosa hasn't fared so well in his career against the Dodgers and is 5-10 with a 5.66 ERA in 21 games, 17 of which have been starts.
The Dodgers have won seven straight and 15 of their last 18 games against the Rockies, including a three-game sweep in Los Angeles from April 17-19.