Yasiel Puig isn't slowing down. The Dodgers aren't, either.

The most expensive team in baseball history won for the ninth time in 10 games, rolling over the Colorado Rockies, 8-0, Tuesday night and ending their two-month stay in last place. The Dodgers, who have made up seven games in the last 10 days on the National League West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks, are only 2 1/2 games out of first place.

The Dodgers completely dominated the Rockies, as Clayton Kershaw pitched a four-hitter, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run home run and Hanley Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

But conversation inevitably turned to Puig, who was a triple short of the cycle.

"Puig's on another planet," Kershaw said.

Kershaw's thoughts on Puig were unsolicited. He was responding to a general question about the lineup, which pounded out 14 hits.

"You keep thinking he can't keep this up," Kershaw said. "I've been really, really impressed."

Manager Don Mattingly has been, too. So much so that when Carl Crawford makes his anticipated return from the disabled list, Mattingly said Puig is the one outfielder he envisions playing every day. The three former All-Stars — Crawford, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier — will share the other two positions.

Puig's three-hit game was his team-leading eighth. But his most memorable moment probably wasn't his home run to center field — 430 to 451 feet, depending on the estimate — but a fourth-inning catch he made in foul territory in right field on the warning track.