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Valaika homers twice to power Rox offense

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies utility candidate Pat Valaika homered twice, while Gerardo Parra, Dustin Garneau and Anthony Bemboom also hit homers in a 10-9 victory over the Dodgers at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Monday.

The contest also saw Dodgers lefty starting pitcher Scott Kazmir leave after his first pitch of the second inning with left hip tightness.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies utility candidate Pat Valaika homered twice, while Gerardo Parra, Dustin Garneau and Anthony Bemboom also hit homers in a 10-9 victory over the Dodgers at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Monday.

The contest also saw Dodgers lefty starting pitcher Scott Kazmir leave after his first pitch of the second inning with left hip tightness.

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"Everything just started tightening up on me," Kazmir said after leaving the game. "Pretty much every part of the hip and all the way to the glute, and everything. I couldn't fire my backside. I couldn't fire my back hip, my back leg. So there was no power, no direction, and it's a tough way to pitch."

Video: LAD@COL: Kazmir leaves game in 2nd inning

Parra -- the Rockies' likely starting left fielder because David Dahl has been diagnosed with a rib injury -- homered in the second inning off Dodgers non-roster pitcher Ralston Cash, who replaced Kazmir. Valaika homered behind Parra, then added a solo shot in the fourth off Chris Hatcher. Garneau also homered in the fourth, while Bemboom went deep in the eighth.

Video: LAD@COL: Valaika goes back-to-back with Parra

Tyler Chatwood went three innings -- the longest outing by a Rockies starter this spring -- giving up one run on three hits. The run came on Joc Pederson's second homer of the spring, a one-out shot to left field. Chatwood struck out one and walked one.

"The ball's coming out good at an easier effort than normal," Chatwood said. "I feel strong and I feel ready."

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez played his first game of the spring, going 0-for-2. Brett Eibner went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Pederson collected two hits.

Video: LAD@COL: Pederson belts a homer to left field

Dodgers up next: Clayton Kershaw makes his third start of the spring Tuesday, as the Dodgers host the Giants for a 12:05 PT game. He's pitched three perfect innings in his first two starts, while striking out two.

Rockies up next: Lefty Tyler Anderson gave up five hits and three runs in two innings against the D-backs in his first Cactus League appearance, but shut down the Royals on no hits and three strikeouts in two frames his last start. Anderson's third outing comes Tuesday against the Rangers at 1:05 p.m. MT. Righty Antonio Senzatela, another rotation competitor, is also scheduled to appear.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page.