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Game: 3
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Date: June 01, 2011 10:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers didn't offer up much of a challenge against Ubaldo Jimenez.

After scoring 23 runs in their previous three wins, the Dodgers' four hits - all singles - tied a season low in a 3-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

Jimenez won for the first time this season and the Rockies ended their three-game losing skid.


``We're definitely going to tip our hat to Ubaldo,' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, ``but still we got to give him a little better fight than that and give ourselves some chances to score.'

Jimenez (1-5) struck out seven and walked none for the first time this season in his 10th start. He retired 14 in a row en route to his third career shutout, and first since May 31, 2010, at San Francisco.

``It's a little surprising, but sometimes it happens that way,' Matt Kemp said about Jimenez's 0-5 record coming into Dodger Stadium.

Sluggers Andre Ethier and Kemp were a combined 1 for 8, with Kemp striking out to end the game.

``He had us off-stride all night,' Mattingly said.

Jon Garland (1-5) gave up five hits and three runs in six innings, struck out two and walked one. The right-hander has lost six of his last seven starts, with his lone victory coming on April 20 against Atlanta.

``I felt like I was keeping it down better, for the most part,' Garland said. ``I feel like I could have mixed in a few more off-speed pitches early in the game because it looked like they were coming out swinging. They got a guy on and moved him over. And when you run into a buzzsaw like Ubaldo was, that's always tough.'

After scoring a total of six runs in their previous three losses, the Rockies needed just three runs to end their frustration.

Todd Helton homered into the lower right-field seats to lead off the seventh inning, extending Colorado's lead to 3-0.

The Rockies got sacrifice flies from Jose Morales in the second and Carlos Gonzalez in the third.

NOTES: Colorado 3B Ty Wigginton extended his season-best hitting streak to nine games and is batting .344 during the streak, which began on May 24. ... The Dodgers were shut out for the fifth time this season. ... The Rockies snapped their six-game road losing streak to NL West opponents. ... The Dodgers' season high-tying three-game winning streak ended. ... Green Bay Packers linebacker and former USC star Clay Matthews attended the game on the first bobblehead night for Mattingly.

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