It's a roll now, a real-life, can't-be-denied winning streak.
There has been a definite theme to the streak -- solid starting pitching, good relief and very good offense. In each of the six victories the Dodgers have scored at least five runs.
They collected nine hits Saturday, four of them doubles. They took a night off from the long ball and still generated plenty of offense.
The Rockies opened the scoring with a run in the first when
The Dodgers tied it in the bottom of the second when
Grienke collected his first hit of the season, then the Dodgers loaded the bases on a walk and
The Dodgers extended their lead with two runs in the fifth. Joc Pederson walked and Greinke’s bunt sacrificed him to second. Right-hander
Gonzalez has had a hit in each of the Dodgers' first 11 games and in 13 consecutive games dating to last season. On Saturday he tied Eric Karros' club record with 23 hits in the team's first 11 games. He has 14 runs batted in to lead the major leagues this season, after leading the majors with 116 last year.
Greinke had been cruising after the first, allowing only one more hit until
That ended the night for Greinke (2-0), who allowed three runs, five hits and a walk, with one strikeout.
The Dodgers got the runs back in the seventh on doubles by
The Dodgers bullpen continued its strong recent work,