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Ohtani and Paxton lead the Dodgers to a 9-5 win over the Rockies

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Jun 17, 2024

DENVER (AP) — Shohei Ohtani had three hits, James Paxton pitched seven smooth innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-5 in the opener of a four-game series between the top and bottom teams in the NL West.

Miguel Rojas and Jason Heyward also had three hits apiece for the first-place Dodgers, who finished with 14.

Freddie Freeman walked five times, one shy of a major league record.

Ohtani doubled twice and has seven hits in his last 15 at-bats.

Paxton permitted just two hits in his longest outing of the season. He had a season-high eight strikeouts and walked only one.