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After maintaining the best record in MLB throughout the month of May, the Dodgers are finally facing some adversity.  The Dodgers are mired in a five-game losing streak after getting swept by the Milwaukee Brewers four-straight at Dodger Stadium.  The first time the Dodgers had been swept at home in a four-game series since 1993, coincidentally the last and only time the L.A. Kings played in the Stanley Cup Finals.  In addition, Matt Kemp reaggravated his hamstring injury in his first game back from the DL.  He is projected to miss a month.  With the injuries mounting, the Dodgers have struggled to score runs, a grand total of 11 over the 5 games.   The pitching staff has struggled as well.  All 5 starting pitchers took the loss during the streak.  Things went from bad to worse last night in Denver as the Dodgers got rocked 13-3 by the Rockies.  Don Mattingly called it the Dodgers’ “sloppiest game” as the Blue Crew committed four errors leading to four unearned runs, three charged to Chris Capuano.  The Rockies have been hot themselves lately, as last night was their fifth win.  Carlos Gonzalez had overtaken Andre Ethier for the National League lead in RBI, but Ethier drove in the first run of today’s game to pull even with Gonzalez.  The Dodgers are up 3-1 in only the 2nd inning at a blustery day at Coors Field.  Elian Herrera drove in two after Dee Gordon and Tony Gwynn, Jr. each had respective steals.  Rockies starter Juan Nicasio was forced to leave the game after he twisted his left knee following a comebacker up the middle.  Aaron Harang is on the hill for the Dodgers, he pitched a solid 5 innings his last time out against the Brewers, but the offense backed him up with only 2 runs.  He already has one more to work with, perhaps Harang can end the streak.

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