Posted: Aug 27, 2011 7:13 PM by Jordan Mason
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning for his 100th RBI of the season, reaching the mark for the second time in his career and giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
The Dodgers overcame a pair of two-run homers by Troy Tulowitzki to win their fifth straight.
James Loney tied the game in the ninth on a homer off the first pitch from Rafael Betancourt, who recorded his fourth blown save in seven attempts. Kemp drove an 0-2 pitch from Jason Hammel (7-13) into the right-field pavilion for his 31st homer of the season, ending a game that lasted 4 hours, 39 minutes.
Hammel was making his second relief appearance after being taken out of the starting rotation.
Mike MacDougal (1-1) pitched a perfect inning for the victory.
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