- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Colorado Rockies can’t get out of Los Angeles fast enough.

The Rockies managed just two runs in the three-game series that ended with the Dodgers winning 4-1 on Sunday. In the three games, they never got a baserunner past second base, totaled just 12 hits and struck out 41 times.

“It was just a terrible series. Way too many strikeouts,” said Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez. “Not creating situations for each other. It was just bad overall.

“I feel like the entire series was our fault. The pitchers did a great job. (Jorge De La Rosa) gave us a chance to win and we didn’t. (Jon) Gray pitched great today. You just have to blame it on the offense. You can’t win if you don’t score.”

The Rockies hope they can re-ignite their offense in San Francisco during a three-game set with the Giants.

“Whatever happens, you can’t change it,” Gonzalez said of the Rockies’ lost weekend. “That’s the way that you have to take it. Put it in the past, and show up tomorrow and try to win the game. Just try to get better at-bats.”

Daniel Descalso provided the Rockies’ only run with a homer on a 3-2 pitch from reliever Casey Fein with one out in the seventh.

“Yeah, this was a bad series offensively,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “We just didn’t perform well. The offense got derailed this series, for whatever reason, but we’ll get it going.”

The Dodgers completed the three-game sweep behind Brandon McCarthy’s five scoreless innings in his first start in 14 months. Trayce Thompson and Yasmani Grandal each hit solo home runs.

Recovering from Tommy John surgery, McCarthy (1-0) held the Rockies to a pair of singles in his first major league start since April 25, 2015. He struck out eight and walked one as the Dodgers won their ninth straight game at home.

Thompson homered to right-center off Gray (5-4) to lead off the second inning, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead as they won for the sixth time in seven games overall.

After Thompson’s homer, Gray lost it for about 10 minutes. He hit a batter and walked three in a row to force in a second run before Justin Turner’s RBI single made it 3-0 that could have been worse if Brandon Barnes had not thrown out Grandal at home on the play.

“Seeing someone warming up in the bullpen whenever you’re out there in the second inning, that’s not a good feeling,” Gray said. “I just told myself, ‘I only have a few more pitches to do this. The time is now. We got to get out of this and make some pitches.’”

He didn’t give up another run, pitching six innings before coming out.

Grandal led off the eighth with a home run off reliever Chad Qualls that landed over the left-center field wall, just beyond the grasp of a leaping Charlie Blackmon.

Corey Seager lined a hard single to right in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, tying him with Miami’s Marcel Ozuna for the longest in the National League this season. Seager went 2 for 4 and is hitting .415 during the streak (25 for 67).

Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 24th save.

For McCarthy, the start was his fifth in a Dodgers uniform since signing a four-year, $48 million contract before last season. He was 3-0 in four starts before the elbow injury that required surgery.

KERSHAW CLUB

Since getting the news that Clayton Kershaw was going on the disabled list, Los Angeles starters (Kenta Maeda, Bud Norris, Scott Kazmir and McCarthy) over the last four games have given up one run and eight hits in 23 innings.

LIGHTS OUT IN LA

The Rockies have scored just two runs in their last four games in Los Angeles, and one run or less in seven of their last 10 games, dating back to May 17, 2015. The Rockies are 5-17 in Los Angeles since June 16, 2014.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (back), sidelined since June 18, will start for the Rockies against the Giants. … SS Trevor Story was “much, much better” as he recovers from a finger injury, Weiss said. “He’s swinging in the cage and looks really good. It’s just a matter of if he gets jammed or hits a ball off the end of the bat, how is it going to affect him.” Story pinch-hit in the eighth and struck out.

Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu could return to the Dodgers’ rotation as early as this week, said Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. Ryu has made eight rehab starts as he recovers from surgery to repair his left shoulder, which has sidelined him since the beginning of the 2015 season. The Dodgers are deciding if Ryu needs one more rehab start.

NEXT UP

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (0-2, 2.66) will make his fifth start of his career Monday against the San Francisco Giants. The Rockies are 1-3 in Anderson’s four starts and have scored a combined three runs while Anderson has been pitching.

Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (1-2, 4.09) makes the eight start of his career Monday in the July 4 opener of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles, his first interleague start. In his last five starts, Urias is 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings.

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