France leads in 4 as the Padres pass the Rockies


DENVER (AP) – Ty France got four RBIs and the San Diego Padres earned another comeback victory, overcoming a four-point deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-4 on Friday night.

Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers each contributed four hits as part of San Diego’s season-high 19-stroke offense. Manny Machado had three hits while extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Zach Davies (5-2) struck out six runs in 5 2/3 innings, allowing four unearned runs in the first.

“Obviously, as a team, we’ve been swinging the sticks really well tonight,” said Jayce Tingler, the Padres manager. “I thought the only thing our guys were doing was they stayed short, they hit the ball line to line.”

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 coming in Kemp’s third home run this season – all against San Diego. 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.

“After that first set, I focused on making sure I was on top of the plate, on the ground and holding the ball as much as I could on the pitch,” Davies said. “But again, the defense behind me gives me confidence. Just a matter of time for this offense to begin.

Colorado southpaw Kyle Freeland had 4 1/3 innings and allowed four runs and 11 hits, scoring a streak of six straight quality starts to start the season.

“I definitely wasn’t as sharp as I wanted tonight,” Freeland said. “I took breaks there in the first three innings with balls hitting the guys straight out of jams. But in the fourth and fifth rounds, I started to leave stuff in the middle of the field.

Painful blow

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.



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