DENVER ( Associated Press) – Ryan McMahon’s third hit of the game was a tiebreaking singles homer at the bottom of the eighth inning, giving the Colorado Rockies a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
CJ Crone and Charlie Blackman also built home for the Rockies, who secured their second consecutive victory after a seven-game home loss.
Manny Machado made home for the Padres, who lost ninth in a row to the Rockies at Coors Field. It is the longest road in San Diego losing to NL West-rival Colorado. The Padres slipped to second place in the division, half a game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.
McMahon, who came into the game in the month of June with 179 batting runs with 21 strikeouts, finished his big game with a single blast from Luis García (4-4), who cleared the fence of right-central field and dropped into the bullpen of the Rockies. ,
Alex Colom (2-0) scored the eighth for the win. Daniel Byrd worked out the two-on, one-out jam by dismissing Macado and Luke Voight on an infield groundout to save his 14th in 16 chances.
After trailing 2-1, the Padres took three runs from Colorado starter Germán Marquez in fifth place to take a 4–2 lead. Jake Cronworth doubled ahead of Machado’s 12th homer of the season and the Padres added a third run on Nomar Mazara’s RBI groundout.
Colorado returned in their half of the fifth, receiving a two-run homer from Blackmon from San Diego starter Nick Martinez. Homer was the 202nd of Blackmon’s career, leading him to sixth place in Colorado franchise history, ahead of Dante Bichette.
Blackmon also doubled before a homer by Krone to his third in the first two games. San Diego joined the board with an RBI single from Voight in the top of third.
Padres: Manager Bob Melvin, who was sidelined by COVID-19 last week, is feeling better and could be back soon. “He’s kissing a bit to get back,” said acting manager Ryan Flaherty. “He is asymptomatic and is awaiting the (test) results. He’s ready to go.”
Colorado RHP Antonio Senzatella (2-3, 4.79 ERA) is set to begin Sunday’s series finale against San Diego. He went 5–1 in 10 matches, including seven matches against San Diego at Coors Field. He would be opposed by San Diego LHP Blake Snell (0-3, 5.04 ERA).
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