Final Score: San Diego 8, Colorado 5
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Seth Smith and Carlos Quentin each hit a two-
run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies, 8-5, in the
middle test of a three-game set.
Yonder Alonso hit a two-run double among his pair of two-baggers, while Robbie
Erlin (3-4) allowed four runs on nine hits over five-plus innings for the
"A lot of two-out hits which was nice to see," Padres manager Bud Black said.
Troy Tulowitzki's solo shot highlighted his three-hit night, while Carlos
Gonzalez pounded a two-run double among his two hits and three RBI for
Colorado, which has dropped six of its last eight games.
Jordan Lyles (5-1) surrendered six runs on five hits and six walks over 3 1/3
innings to take the loss.
"He was having a hard time getting a feel for it tonight," Rockies manager
Walt Weiss said of Lyles.
Colorado trailed 6-1 after three innings of play, but pushed across a run in
the fourth, another in the fifth and two more in the sixth to get back in it.
Consecutive singles to start the fourth by Drew Stubbs and Tulowitzki put
runners on the corners before Stubbs came home on Gonzalez's sacrifice fly
Jordan Pacheco's RBI single in the fifth trimmed the deficit to 6-3.
Stubbs and Tulowitzki singled to begin the sixth before Gonzalez laced a
double into center to plate both of them and whittle the margin to a run.
San Diego, however, got both runs back in the seventh. Yasmani Grandal hit a
two-out single and the pinch-hitter Quentin followed with a shot over the wall
in left for an 8-5 advantage.
Dale Thayer spun a scoreless seventh, Joaquin Benoit blanked the Rockies in
the eighth and Huston Street tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 13th save of
Earlier, the Padres raced out to their 6-1 lead after plating a pair in the
first three innings.
Everth Cabrera and Smith worked back-to-back, one-out walks before Alonso
banged a double off the left field wall to bring them both home.
The Rockies got a run back in the home half on Tulowitzki's blast into the
seats in left, but Smith belted a two-run shot into the rockpile in dead
center to extend the San Diego advantage to 4-1.
Grandal's RBI groundout and Robbie Erlin's run-scoring single in the third
made it 6-1.
The Padres were 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on
base, while Colorado finished 3-for-11 with RISP ... Tulowitzki's homer was
his 12th of the season.
05/18 01:42:18 ET
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