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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With the opportunity to complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning, which they held when the bottom of the sixth began.

Scott Olberg relieved Rockies starter Eddie Butler and had a day of work he’d like to quickly forget. Howie Kendrick greeted the right-hander a leadoff home run hit to center field, which wound up being the first of three Dodgers home runs hit in the inning.

After Andre Ethier drew a walk, Scott Van Slyke popped a ball up into foul territory that Justin Morneau had a read on, only to drop it. Van Slyke took advantage by hitting a two-run home run that was the first of back-to-back home runs as Joc Pederson followed a solo shot hit into the right field pavilion.

The home run was Pederson’s second of the season and extended the Dodgers lead to 6-0. It was also the second time the two outfielders hurt the Rockies with their bats in the game; they each hit an RBI double in the second inning.

Van Slyke and Pederson combined to finish the game 5-for-8 with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored.

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