San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Charlie Blackmon drove in a pair of runs as
the Colorado Rockies took a 5-4 decision over the San Diego Padres in the
finale of a three-game set.
Todd Helton had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while DJ LeMahieu added two
hits and two runs scored for the Rockies, who had lost seven of nine coming
into the game.
Jorge De La Rosa (9-5) was charged with two runs on two hits with four walks
and four strikeouts over five-plus innings to get the win.
Carlos Quentin hit a two-run home run and Chris Denorfia and Chase Headley
each drove in a run for the Padres, who had snapped a 10-game losing streak
with Tuesday's win. Andrew Cashner (5-5) was touched for three runs -- two
earned -- on eight hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings
to stay winless in his past five starts.
The Rockies went on top in the second as Helton led off with a walk, later
moved to third on a Yorvit Torrealba double and came home on Jonathan
Herrera's sacrifice fly for a 1-0 lead.
In the third, the Rockies pushed another run across as Helton singled with two
outs to score LeMahieu. Michael Cuddyer, though, was cut down at third to end
LeMahieu scored on a wild pitch from Cashner in the fifth, and a Blackmon RBI
single in the sixth gave Colorado a 4-0 lead.
The Padres cut their deficit in half in the sixth as Headley led off with a
walk and Quentin followed with his 11th home run of the year, a blast over the
wall in center.
Edgmer Escalona then took the mound and allowed San Diego to put men on the
corners, but he got Mark Kotsay to fly out and end the frame.
San Diego made it a one-run game in the seventh off Matt Belisle as Everth
Cabrera led off with a double and scored on a Denorfia single. Belisle kept
the lead, though, by setting down the next three batters.
The Rockies got the run back in the eighth off an RBI triple from Blackmon
that plated Corey Dickerson, who reached base on an infield single.
The Padres got an RBI single in the ninth and had the tying run at second, but
Rafael Betancourt got Quentin to foul out, with Helton reaching into the
Colorado dugout to grab the ball and give Betancourt his 13th save of the
Colorado starts a four-game series in Los Angeles on Thursday ... The Padres
host San Francisco for four games starting on Thursday ... The Rockies have
won 10 of 13 against the Padres this season ... San Diego batted 2-for-11 with
runners in scoring position and left nine on base, while Colorado was 2-for-13
with RISP and stranded 12.
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