DENVER (AP) – Ty France had four RBIs and the San Diego Padres picked up another comeback victory, overcoming a debut…
Matt Kemp had a three-point shot for Colorado, and Nolan Arenado finished with three hits.
San Diego tied the game with three runs in the fifth and retired with a four-run burst in the sixth. After hitting a brace with an out, Fernando Tatis Jr. showed his speed by scoring the kickoff, advancing over wild ground that barely escaped wide receiver Tony Wolters and sprinting home just before a strong throw. by Sam Hilliard on Machado’s. sacrifice fly to shallow cross from Jeff Hoffman (2-1). France added a three-point brace to give the Padres an 8-4 lead.
The Rockies pounced on Davies in the first, with most of the damage occurring during Kemp’s third homerun. No points were earned because first baseman Hosmer dropped a stint on defenseman Charlie Blackmon’s pick who would have completed a late inning double play. Davies walked Daniel Murphy before Kemp threw a 2-0 pitch into the evergreen pit behind the center wall.
The match was played in intermittent rain in the first sets.
Padres reliever Emilio Pagán took a hard shot to his leg on a scathing comebacker with a strikeout from Raimel Tapia, who rolled to third for a single in the ninth. Coaches came to the mound to watch him but he managed to stay in the game.
San Diego rookie outfielder Jorge Mateo recorded his first career RBI when he hit a single in one run in the fourth inning. In the ninth, he made a spectacular diving take to take a hit at Arenado.
Padres: C Francisco Mejia is making steady progress in rehabilitating his bruised left thumb. He was put on the 10-day injured list on August 17. “He’s got a lot of bats and he’s still improving” at the team’s alternative training site at the University of San Diego, manager Jayce Tingler said.
Rockies: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (right bicep tendonitis) had a strong bullpen session on Wednesday and is expected to revive in the coming days. Sidelined since August 7, Gonzalez is set to return. “He’s really close to being ready to pitch for us,” manager Bud Black said.
Padres: LHP Adrian Morejon (0-0, 5.79 ERA), typically used out of the relieving box, is set to make his third start of the season and fifth of his career on Saturday night.
Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-1, 3.96 ERA) appears to be rebounding from his first loss of the season in which he abandoned four home runs in a road start against the Dodgers.
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