The Rockies topped the D-backs, 8-3, on Sunday to complete the four-game sweep of Arizona and extend their winning streak to six games.
Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer and a pair of RBI singles and Adrian Gonzalez raised his Major League-leading RBI total to 112 with a double to lift the Dodgers to an 8-5 victory over the Cubs on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Someday soon, the Cubs expect to have a lineup that produces like the one in Los Angeles.
The Rockies beat the D-backs, 8-3, on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field to complete a four-game sweep and it put them three games ahead of Arizona in the battle to stay out of the National League West cellar.
The postseason-bound Dodgers deployed six bullpen pitchers and rode a big game from Matt Kemp to fend off the Cubs, 8-5, on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Los Angeles' magic number to clinch the NL West is at three, with a three-game set against the Giants on deck.
Giants rookie Chris Dominguez made Sunday a day to remember for himself by starting his first Major League game and clobbering a two-run homer off Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy in the seventh inning. Consistent with big league custom, Dominguez received the ball as a souvenir. But it obviously had been gifted first.