Found May 02, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

The Colorado Rockies went off on Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday with three homers to win 8-5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez hit two off Kershaw while Wilin Rosario hit another.  Gonzalez has hit seven home runs in nine games after going 12 games without a single one.

Kershaw had only allowed two solo home runs through seven innings, but after a long eighth inning where  the Dodgers took a 3-2 lead, Kershaw came back on the mound giving up a run and then a second home run by Gonzalez to put the Rockies ahead 5-3.

The Dodgers came back in the ninth inning, tying the game 5-5, but In the bottom of the ninth, Jason Giambi finished off the Dodgers with a three-run homer off Scott Elbert to lead the Rockies to a 8-5 victory.

This was Kershaw's first time giving up three home runs in a game. 

Checkout this Video of Jerry Hairston being called out at first as Todd Helton is not on the base. 


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