Kershaw, Dodgers blank Rockies

12:06 AM, Sep 29, 2012   |    comments
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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Clayton Kershaw went eight innings, Shane Victorino and Bobby Abreu both homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pasted the Colorado Rockies, 8-0, on Friday in the opener of a three-game series.

Kershaw (13-9) struck out 10 and scattered five hits with a pair of walks in his second start back from a hip injury. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner was sidelined for 11 days before returning to the mound on Sunday in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds.

Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis both had an RBI double for the Dodgers, who have won three straight and sit three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL's final wild card spot. St. Louis defeated the Washington Nationals, 12-2, earlier Friday.

Jeff Francis (5-7) was charged with five runs on six hits over four innings in the loss. The lefty hasn't won since defeating the Dodgers on Aug. 27.

In all, the Rockies went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and saw their four-game win streak come to an end.

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