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Grand slam helps spur Rockies to four-game sweep of Dodgers in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — The Rockies completed a four-game sweep at Dodger Stadium for the first time since their inaugural season in 1993, beating the Dodgers, 8-1, on Sunday.

A grand slam from Mark Reynolds, and home runs from Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story helped the Rockies offense. Tyler Chatwood also pitched five scoreless innings.

It was the Rockies’ sixth win in their past seven games. Meanwhile, the National League West-leading Dodgers have lost 10 consecutive games and 15 of their past 16.

The Dodgers still have the best record in NL at 92-51.

“This is a team that has over 90 wins,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “They’re a good team. To come in here, our guys should be very proud of that — how they played and handled this at this time of year.”

“We’re not surprised we won this series,” Arenado said.  “I think it’s a surprise to everyone else. We believe this is the type of baseball we could be playing. For a while, we weren’t. But we expected to win this series.”

The Rockies remain three games ahead of St. Louis and Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.

The Rockies head to Phoenix to face the Diamondbacks for a four-game series beginning Monday.