Kyle Kendrick pitched seven innings of 7-hit shutout ball to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 10-0 opening day win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park today.
All seven hits allowed by Kendrick were singles. He struck out six and walked nobody.
Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson each homered and drove in four runs, while Troy Tulowitzki had three hits (2 doubles) and scored three runs.
It was a tough opener for Kyle Lohse, making his first opening day start for the Brewers. He gave up eight runs on 10 hits and made it through just 3 1/3 innings.
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun went 0 for 2, then left the game after the fifth because of a rib cage strain. Manager Ron Roenicke said after the game that Braun will be further evaluated on Tuesday.
Newcomer Adam Lind had three singles in his Brewers debut and Aramis Ramirez, making his final opening day appearance for the Brewers, added a pair of hits. Ramirez declared in spring training that this would be his last season and would retire at the end of the season.
Game two of the series is tomorrow night. Matt Garza gets the start for the Brewers, against Colorado right hander Jordan Lyles.