San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Jesus Guzman went 2-for-4 with a three-run
homer to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 triumph over the Colorado Rockies
Andy Parrino went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and Logan Forsythe had two hits
and scored a run for the Padres, winners in five of their last six.
Casey Kelly (2-1) earned the win after giving up three runs -- two earned --
on seven hits over six-plus innings.
"The breaking ball was very solid today," Padres manager Bud Black said.
"Velocity came back today."
Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth to earn his eighth save of the year.
Chris Nelson went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and Charlie Blackmon had two hits
and knocked in a run for the Rockies, who have dropped eight of their last 10.
Drew Pomeranz (1-9) lasted just three innings after giving up four runs on
San Diego took a 1-0 lead in the second when Cameron Maybin singled then
scored when Parrino followed with a double.
Guzman's three-run shot in the third put the Padres ahead 4-0. Forsythe
singled and Chase Headley walked before Guzman crushed a home run to center.
"More times than not you pay for that," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "It's
quite an uphill battle in this ballpark."
The Rockies plated three in the seventh to cut their deficit to 4-3. Wilin
Rosario reached on a fielding error and Tyler Colvin singled before Nelson
doubled to score Rosario.
Colvin, who moved to third on the play, scored when Blackmon ripped a single
to right field. DJ LeMahieu followed with a sacrifice fly to plate Nelson.
The Padres are 63-1 when leading after eight ... Gregerson extended his
scoreless streak to 6 1/3 innings ... San Diego went just 1-for-10 with
runners in scoring position and left eight men on base ... Nelson extended his
hitting streak to seven games.
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