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Dodgers give all-around effort in 6-3 win over Rockies

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AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp hit solo home runs. Gonzalez has a National League-leading eight home runs and Kemp four. Dee Gordon scored the Dodgers' first run, as he tripled in the third inning and scored on a groundout by Hanley Ramirez. Yasiel Puig drove in a run in the fourth inning to extend the Dodgers' lead to 4-1. Puig also doubled in a runs in the eighth inning. Puig, who was two for four, is eight for 22 (.364) with six runs batted in over his last four games.

ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm had his best outing as a Dodger, limiting the Rockies to two runs and six hits over seven innings. Maholm was efficient, throwing only 84 pitches. He departed from the game in the eighth inning with the Dodgers leading, 5-2. The start was the fourth of the season for Maholm, who has made three relief appearances.

MEDICAL REPORT: Catcher A.J. Ellis ran outdoors for the first time since he underwent a minor knee operation April 8. Ellis, who has already caught and hit, is expected to start a minor league rehabilitation assignment once he can run at full speed.

UP NEXT: Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-1, 2.12) will face the Colorado Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa (1-3, 6.38) at Dodger Stadium at 1:10 p.m. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020 (Spanish).

—Dylan Hernandez

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