Guzman drives in game-winning run, Padres edge Rockies
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Jesus Guzman singled home Kyle Blanks in the ninth inning as the San Diego Padres edged the Colorado Rockies, 4-3, on Friday.
Todd Helton's leadoff homer in the top of the ninth gave Colorado a 3-2 lead, but Chase Headley led off with a homer of his own in the home half, a towering shot to left field off Rex Brothers, to tie the game.
Blanks followed with a walk and Alexi Amarista reached on a bunt single. Ronny Cedeno moved the runners into scoring position and Brothers walked Hundley to load the bases.
Guzman followed with a line drive single just inside the third base line that scored Blanks for the game-winning run.
Will Venable also hit a solo homer for the Padres, winners in three of their last four games.
Huston Street (2-4) earned the win despite giving up Helton's homer in the ninth inning. Starter Burch Smith allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out a career-high seven over five innings.
Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer drove in one run apiece for the Rockies, who saw starter Juan Nicasio give up two runs -- one earned -- on four hits while fanning seven over six innings.
Brothers (2-1) was pegged with the loss.
09/07 01:34:50 ET