San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Tyler Chatwood pitched into the seventh
inning and Wilin Rosario stroked a two-run double to send Colorado over the
Padres, 4-2, in San Diego's 10th consecutive defeat.
Chatwood (5-2) allowed five hits and a pair of runs over 6 2/3 innings. Rafael
Betancourt notched his 12th save of the year and first since May 28.
Everth Cabrera and Kyle Blanks drove in a run for the Padres, whose current
skid is their longest since a 10-game slide Aug. 26 - Sept. 5, 2010. The club
record losing streak is 13, May 8-21, 1994.
Edinson Volquez (6-7) was charged with eight hits, four walks and four runs
over 5 1/3 innings in the opener of this three-game series.
Corey Dickerson walked on four pitches to start the game. After Michael
Cuddyer legged out an infield hit with one out, Rosario doubled to the gap in
The Rockies padded their lead to 4-0 in the sixth. Todd Helton walked and
Tyler Colvin hit a one-out single to put runners at the corners. Jonathan
Herrera put down a perfect squeeze bunt to plate Nolan Arenado. After Chatwood
walked to fill the bases, Brad Brach, who recalled from Triple-A Tucson
Monday, gave up a sacrifice fly to Dickerson in the left field corner.
San Diego loaded the bases against Chatwood in the seventh and Cabrera walked
on an inside pitch to force in a run. Rex Brothers then took over on the
mound, but Blanks, in a pinch-hit role, sent a grounder to Arenado, who was
late getting the ball out of his glove. Blanks beat the throw at first, but
Chase Headley popped out to second to end the inning.
Betancourt, who was on the disabled list nearly a month due to a right groin
strain before returning to the mound June 29, put two men on base in the
ninth, but pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay flied out to left to end the game.
Colorado leads the season series, 9-2, including winning all four meetings at
Petco Park ... Volquez fell to 3-6 lifetime against the Rockies ... The Padres
opened a spot for Brach by sending pitcher Robbie Erlin to Tucson ... The
Rockies placed pitcher Roy Oswalt on the 15-day disabled list with a left
hamstring strain, and recalled outfielder Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A
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