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Jim Tracy Snatches Victory Away From Ubaldo Jimenez; Dodgers Win

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Casey Blake’s grand slam off Matt Belisle in the eighth inning gave the Dodgers a 6-2 victory over the Rockies in the opener of a three-game series between the National League West foes.

The grand slam was part of a five-run frame that handed Ubaldo Jimenez (17-5) his third straight losing decision.

Los Angeles’ top three hitters — Scott Podsednik, Ryan Theriot and Andre Ethier — each had two hits and, as did Blake in the club’s fourth straight win.

Jonathan Broxton (5-4) pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win behind Clayton Kershaw, who allowed a run on five hits and two walks while fanning six in as many innings.