Matt Kemp finished a memorable and historic April with his 12th home run for the Dodgers. But he also struck out with the bases loaded Monday night, helping to thwart a potential rally that enabled the Colorado Rockies to beat Los Angeles 6-2.
Kemp homered in the first, driving Juan Nicasio's first pitch into the seats in right field for his 25th RBI. But he came up in the seventh with none out and the bases loaded and went down swinging against Esmil Rogers, the first of three relievers that inning who stymied the Dodgers and helped end their three-game winning streak.
Left-hander Rex Brothers then came on and struck out Andre Ethier. When pinch hitter Juan Rivera was announced to bat for James Loney, a left-handed hitter, Rockies manager Jim Tracy countered with right-hander Edgmer Escalona, who got out Rivera to pop out.
''We didn't get the job done. That's it, man,'' Kemp said. ''They got us out.''
Rogers struck out Kemp on the sev...