LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered and drove in two runs, and rookie Zach McKinstry added a late homer in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ fifth consecutive victory, 4-2 over the slumping Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Luke Raley got his first career hit in the eighth inning for the major league-leading Dodgers, who have won 10 of 11 while remaining unbeaten in their past 11 games at Dodger Stadium since last Sept. 23.
C.J. Cron slowed his slump with two hits for the Rockies, who lost their fifth straight despite snapping their 26-inning scoreless streak since last Saturday with Trevor Story’s RBI single in the fifth. Colorado couldn’t score in the final four innings against Los Angeles’ bullpen.
Victor González escaped a jam in the fifth after the Rockies chased Dustin May. Corey Knebel (1-0) retired the side on six pitches in the eighth, and Kenley Jansen got three strikeouts for his third save.
Turner hit his third homer of the season in the third for the defending World Series champions, and McKinstry connected leading off the eighth for the third homer of his impressive April.
Colorado manager Bud Black was ejected in the third inning for arguing with plate umpire Phil Cuzzi from the dugout after a few close ball-strike calls went against the Rockies early.
May yielded seven hits for the Dodgers, throwing four scoreless innings and touching 100 mph with his fastball before getting into big trouble in the fifth. The 6-foot-6 redhead was sharp early despite pitching on eight days’ rest due to the Dodgers’ stacked rotation and the team’s off days, but he was gone after giving up three singles and a walk in the fifth, along with his first two earned runs of the season.
Jon Gray (1-1) yielded five hits and three runs in a four-inning start for the…