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San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres rallied back Monday night to defeat the Rockies 5-4, after the Padres scored the tying and go ahead runs in the bottom of the 8th on a wild pitch and throwing error.
Xavier Nady and Seth Smith walked to begin the Padres rally in the 8th. Then with two outs Yonder Alonso walked to load the bases for Yasmani Grandal. Then with Grandal up to bat, Rockies reliever Rex Brothers would misfire a first pitch fastball allowing Nady to score and tie the game. Then Rockies Catcher Wilin Rosario’s would overthrow Brothers who was covering home and allowed Seth Smith to round third and score the go-ahead run to give the Padres the lead 5-4.
Huston Street would close out the game in the 9th for his fourth save of the season as the Padres defeat the Rockies 5-4. Padres, who have won four of five.
The Rockies scored the games first run in the Top of the 3rd on an throwing error by Eric Stults on a ground ball by Troy Tulowitzki to score Charlie Blackmon and give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.
DJ LeMahieu would add to the Rockies lead in the 4th on an RBI single to score Justin Morneau and extend their lead to 2-0.
Wilin Rosario would extend the Rockies lead to 4-0 in the 5th on a two run HomeRun, his second of the season.
The Padres would begin their comeback in the bottom of the 5th on a two-out RBI double by Tommy Medica to cut the Rockies lead to 4-1. Everth Cabrera and Alexi Amarista would follow with back to back RBI triple’s to make it a one run game and cut the Rockies lead to 4-3.
Eric Stults in his second start of the season was decent, he allowed four runs, three earned on nine hits in 5 innings of work.
Stults would receive the no-decision as the Padres bullpen would hold down the Rockies offense to allow the Padres to comeback and win.
Reliever Dale Thayer would receive the win and improve to (2-0) on the season.