Furcal Fuels Dodgers in 11-6 Win Over Rockies

Los Angeles wins seventh straight game
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 12:27 AM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers' Rafael Furcal, center, is congratulated as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run homer during the Dodgers' 11-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies last night in Denver.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Rafael Furcal had three hits, including a three-run homer in a seven-run sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their seventh straight game, beating Colorado 11-6 last night. Matt Kemp drove in four runs with two doubles and Russell Martin made his first career start at third base, turning in a couple of defensive gems.

Brad Penny (5-2) went five innings, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out just one. Penny continues to dominate the Rockies, improving to 14-2 in 23 career starts. Six of the Dodgers runs were scored with two outs, including Furcal's three-run homer to left off reliever Josh Newman. It was Furcal's fourth homer of the season.