Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Russell Martin homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers kept up their longball barrage, beating Colorado 10-6 Friday in the Rockies’ home opener.

After hitting a franchise-record 235 home runs last year, the NL champion Dodgers have connected a whopping 21 times in only eight games this season. They’ve homered in every game so far.

Bellinger hit his sixth of the year, breaking the game open with a three-run drive in the fifth. Muncy finished a double shy of a cycle, walking in the ninth.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Trevor Story homered twice for the Rockies.

Kenta Maeda (2-0) threw five sharp innings and cruised through a scuffling Colorado lineup. He allowed four hits and his only run on Nolan Arenado’s sacrifice fly.

Maeda’s biggest pitch was a slider in the fifth that Trevor Story took for a called third strike with two outs and the bases loaded.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, right, follows the flight of his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, follows the flight of his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A slow-working Tyler Anderson (0-2) couldn’t find his groove in allowing six runs over four innings. Both homers he surrendered were on fastballs. The left-hander is coming off a season in which he gave up 30 homers, tied for the most in the NL.

The Rockies have now dropped three of their last four home openers. David Dahl homered in the ninth and Story connected two batters later for his 11th career multihomer game.

Before the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joked the “green light is on” to go deep since they now so many home runs and only one stolen base.

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez, left, throws to first base after putting out Colorado Rockies' David Dahl out at second base on the front end of a double play hit into by Nolan Arenado in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez, left, throws to first base after putting out Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl out at second base on the front end of a double play hit into by Nolan Arenado in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bellinger’s drive off Anderson gave him 16 RBIs. In contrast, the Rockies have 22 RBIs as a team.

To go with his productive afternoon at the plate, Muncy made a nifty play at first base to snare a liner by Story and record a double play.

This was the first of 19 games between two teams that needed a tiebreaker last season to decide the NL West crown before the Dodgers prevailed. It’s a burgeoning rivalry in the eyes of the Rockies, but not so much to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, right, fields the throw to put out Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon at second base on a ground ball hit by David Dahl in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, right, fields the throw to put out Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon at second base on a ground ball hit by David Dahl in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“They’re a good club that I have a lot of respect for,” Roberts said. “But geography plays into a rivalry.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (strained left knee) will throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Saturday. … Roberts said he was leaning toward LHP Clayton Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) making another rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Kershaw gave up two runs and struck out six over 4 1/3 innings in a rehab stint Thursday. … RHP Joe Kelly was hit by a comebacker on his glove hand in the ninth and left the game.

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

JANSEN CLEARED

Roberts won’t hesitate to use closer Kenley Jansen while in Denver’s higher altitude. Jansen had surgery in the offseason to address an irregular heartbeat that surfaced again while in Colorado for a series in August. He didn’t travel with the team back to Colorado in September as a precaution.

“We feel the heart thing, we have it at bay with the surgery,” Roberts explained.

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado throws to second base after fielding a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado throws to second base after fielding a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

SIGNING

The Rockies announced late in the game they agreed on a minor league contract with LHP Jorge De La Rosa.

UP NEXT

Grounds crew workers toil to prepare the field as the Colorado Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Grounds crew workers toil to prepare the field as the Colorado Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 15.00 ERA) looks to bounce back Saturday against Colorado after a rough opening outing.

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (0-1, 4.05) is 3-4 with a 4.70 ERA in 11 starts against the Dodgers.

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager, left, congratulates Cody Bellinger, who crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, left, congratulates Cody Bellinger, who crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)