SD 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Col 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 X 6
Date of game: 4/6/2013

Recap: Colorado vs. San Diego

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Michael Cuddyer hit a two-run home run and had four RBI, as the Colorado Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres, 6-3, in a National League West matchup on Saturday.

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki had an RBI apiece for the Rockies, who saw starter Jon Garland (1-0) allow two runs on five hits over six innings. Rafael Betancourt pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his third save of the season.

"It was another great start from one of our starting pitchers. That is a lot to be proud of for Jon right there after being away from pitching for that long and to go out there and pitch like that," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.

Jedd Gyorko drove in two runs and Alexi Amarista had an RBI for the Padres. Starter Tyson Ross (0-1) needed 96 pitches to get through four-plus innings and gave up three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and four walks.

"The first inning put him behind the eight ball in pitch count. The third and fourth were pretty clean, but in the fifth I noticed the velocity was coming down a bit and knew it was time to make a move," Padres manager Bud Black said.

In the first, Cuddyer hit a two-out single into right, scoring Josh Rutledge.

The Padres got their first score in the fourth. After a leadoff double by Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso singled into left-center field. Gyorko walked, loading the bases. Amarista grounded towards the shortstop, but was able to bring Quentin home, tying the game at 1-1. Cameron Maybin was up next, but he grounded into a double play, ending the inning.

The Rockies started to pull away in the fifth. Dexter Fowler drew a leadoff walk and Rutledge reached first after Everth Cabrera committed an error. Gonzalez singled to right and brought Fowler home. Tulowitzki followed that with a single of his own, scoring Rutledge, but was thrown out at second while attempting to advance on the play. Cuddyer was next to the plate, and he also singled to right, as Gonzalez reached home.

Gyorko got his first RBI of the night in the sixth on a grounder, plating Quentin, who hit a leadoff double.

After Tulowitzki was walked with one out in the seventh, Cuddyer homered to right, giving the Rockies a 6-2 lead.

Gyorko hit a two-out RBI double in the eighth, bringing Chris Denorfia home.

Betancourt pitched for the Rockies in the ninth. He allowed a two-out single by Mark Kotsay, who reached second due to a defensive interference, but got Cabrera to ground out to shortstop to end the game.

Game Notes

The Padres were 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position, while the Rockies were 4-for-9 ... Rutledge had a stolen base ... Jon Garland had not pitched in the majors since June 1, 2011 ... Colorado has won the first two games of this three-game series.

Late FG only points in Illinois State spring game

Defense dominated in the Illinois State spring football game before Sean Slattery's late 31-yard field goal lifted the Red team to a 3-0 win over the White on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Draft Preview

Unless something really jumps out at them, the Pittsburgh Steelers almost have to look at the cornerback position at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Cardinals' Wainwright exits with injury

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was forced to leave Saturday's game at Milwaukee after injuring his left leg while taking a swing at the plate.

Grizzlies' Conley exits Game 3 with facial injury

Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley exited Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal against Portland on Saturday after taking an elbow to the face.

Price, Rinne, Dubnyk named Vezina finalists

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne from the Nashville Predators and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.