Game 18: Kenta Maeda ascends to a class by himself in Dodgers’ victory.

Kenta Maeda

Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda lowered his ERA to 0.36 in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. (Getty Images)

DENVER — Kenta Maeda has exceeded all expectations for his first season. Saturday, he ascended to a class by himself. The box score is here.

Zach Lee is back with the Dodgers for a change — as a reliever no less — and he reflected on his runner-up finish to Ross Stripling for the fifth starter’s job.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.