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Rockies blast Dodgers early and often

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Things got so bad for the Los Angeles Dodgers that utilityman Skip Schumaker took a turn on the mound.

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Colorado wasted little time in beating up on Dodgers starter Ted Lilly and the Rockies pounded out 19 hits in a 12-2 victory Monday night.

The first four Rockies to bat in the game scored before Lilly (0-1) even recorded an out - and it only got worse from there.

Dexter Fowler, Wilin Rosario and Nolan Arenado each homered for Colorado and the Dodgers used five relievers, including Schumaker, who started at second base before pitching a scoreless ninth inning. The Rockies loaded the bases with two hits and a walk before Schumaker escaped.

``About the seventh inning (Dodgers manager Don Mattingly) said something could happen,'' said Schumaker, who also pitched in a mop-up role for the Cardinals against the Dodgers in a game in 2011.

``You don't want to get anybody hurt. I don't want to get hurt, I don't want the other team to get hurt throwing a wild pitch. You want the thing over as quick as you can. You don't want it to turn into a circus. We're getting our butt kicked as it is, and I don't want to make a mockery of the game. You're just trying to get it over with as quickly as you can and move on.''

The beneficiary of the Rockies' offense was starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood, who threw six scoreless innings, limiting the Dodgers to five hits. Chatwood himself got in on the hit parade, getting three and driving in two runs.

``Lucky swings, three lucky swings,'' said Chatwood, who is hitting .667 (4 for 6) this season. ``But pitching definitely comes first. It's just a bonus when you get a hit.''

There was no luck involved with his performance on the mound. He struck out five, did not walk a batter and kept the Dodgers from mounting a serious scoring threat.

``When Tyler keeps the ball down, he's really, really tough,'' Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. ``He's got great stuff, and he's got a power arm. He's a good athlete. I didn't know he could swing it like that.''

Seven different Rockies had at least two hits. Arenado, one of Colorado's top prospects playing in his second big league game, had his first three hits. His two-run homer in the fourth made it 12-0. Rosario and Carlos Gonazalez also had three hits apiece.

``That was impressive, it was just what the doctor ordered,'' Weiss said. ``After a rough night last night, the guys came out and played really well.''

Because of a mechanical issue with their plane, the Rockies were stuck in Phoenix for eight hours Sunday night and didn't arrive in L.A. until 4 a.m. Monday. Weiss cancelled batting practice before Monday's game.

``If we're going to spend eight or 10 hours in an airport after a series like that (the Rockies lost three of four to the Diamondbacks), maybe it helped us turn the page,'' Weiss said. ``I'm proud of the way the guys showed up.''

Lilly was finished after three innings, allowing five runs -four earned - and eight hits. Reliever Josh Wall fared even worse, giving up seven runs and eight hits in two innings.

Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, who survived a scare when Matt Kemp was hit by a pitch from Chatwood, the ball deflecting off the earflap of his helmet. It appeared the ball grazed Kemp's shoulder first, lessening the blow. Kemp remained in the game. After the inning, Chatwood and Kemp were seen talking.

``I wanted to make a point to apologize, so I apologized, and he said no harm, no foul,'' Chatwood said. ``I'll probably try to find him tomorrow and apologize again. Whenever you hit a guy in the head, it's scary for everybody.''

The Rockies were playing without cleanup hitter and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who took a day off to rest a sore left shoulder. They didn't miss the All-Star, jumping on Lilly in the first inning. The first four batters hit the ball hard.

Fowler led off with a homer, Jordan Pacheco singled and Gonzalez doubled. Rosario followed with a three-run homer to make it 4-0 before Lilly could retire a batter.

Lilly was making just his second start since returning from offseason shoulder surgery. He fared better his first time out, giving up one run and six hits in five innings of what became a 7-3 loss to the New York Mets.

Lilly came into the game 10-2 against the Rockies in 14 career starts, including six consecutive victories.

NOTES: Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) was activated from the disabled list Monday and could start Tuesday, which happens to be Hanley Ramirez bobble head night at Dodger Stadium. Ramirez got his first at-bat of the season in Monday's game, coming up as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. He struck out. ... In order to make room on the roster for Ramirez, the Dodgers placed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list. ... Fowler extended his hitting streak to eight straight with his fifth career leadoff home run. ... Dodgers LHP Chris Capuano, on the disabled list since April 17 with a strained left calf, with begin a rehab assignment at Class-AAA Albuquerque on Wednesday.

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