Padres Vs. Rockies: Colorado Takes Two Out Of Three From San Diego

The Rockies capped off a series victory over San Diego by winning an 11-10 slugfest on Sunday.

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Rockies Vs. Padres Game Recap: Colorado Defeats San Diego In Sunday Slugfest

The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon slugfest, by a score of 11-10. With the victory, the Rockies won their second consecutive series, and their third in the last four.

Dexter Fowler led the Rox in hits with three on the day, but it was Chris Nelson who came up with the biggest one. With two runners on and the Rockies trailing 9-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Nelson sent a 1-1 slider from Brad Brach into the trees beyond the centerfield wall, giving the Rockies a 10-9 lead. They would add an important insurance run in the eighth, as Fowler singled in Charlie Blackmon.

Padres third baseman Chase Headley was a thorn in the side of the Rockies all afternoon, as he had four of San Diego's 19 hits and drove in six of their 10 runs. However, Rafael Betancourt was able to escape a jam in the ninth inning two batters before Headley was due up again. Despite allowing a run in the final inning on Alexei Amarista's RBI single (which was his fifth hit of the day), Betancourt earned his 27th save.

Rockies starter Jeff Francis lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on ten hits while striking out four. Adam Ottavino had a rare rough outing, surrendering three runs on six hits in two and a third, but he was picked up by, among others, Matt Belisle, who struck out two in a scoreless inning of work.

Jordan Pacheco and Ramon Hernandez added two hits apiece, while Hernandez and Tyler Colvin homered for Colorado.

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Rockies Activate Edgmer Escalona From Disabled List

The Colorado Rockies have activated right-handed pitcher Edgmer Escalona from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. He will be available for the Rockies matinee game against the Padres. The 25-year-old reliever went on the DL August 11 with tendon inflammation in his right elbow. He had been up and down with the Rockies over the past three seasons.

Before going on the DL, Escalona made nine appearances with the big-league club in 2012, giving up 11 earned runs in just 8.1 innings of work. He made two separate rehab appearances with Triple-A Colorado Springs, giving up no runs and striking out two in 1.2 innings.

First pitch for Sunday's game is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT. Heralded prospect Casey Kelly will be making just his second big league start for the Padres, while Jeff Francis will be on the hill for the Rockies.

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Padres Vs. Rockies: Casey Kelly Faces Coors Field Test

The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres close out their three-game series on Sunday at Coors Field with the latter putting one of the top young pitchers on the mound: Casey Kelly. In just his second start, Kelly we attempt to pass the Coors Field test.

Kelly (1-0, 0.00 ERA) pitched six shutout innings in his debut on Aug. 28. He struck out four, allowed three hits and walked two against the Atlanta Braves. The Padres won the game, 3-0. Kelly joined the Padres during the 2010 offseason when the Red Sox sent him to the West Coast in the Adrian Gonzalez deal. Gonzalez is now back in the NL West as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Rockies will have Jeff Francis (5-4, 5.44 ERA) on the mound. Francis picked up the win in his last start, pitching five shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out six before leaving the game, which ended as a 10-0 victory. Francis had pitched at least five innings in each of his last four starts.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT. ROOT Sports and 850 KOA will have live coverage.

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Padres Vs. Rockies Final Score: Colorado Clobbers San Diego, 9-1

The Colorado Rockies broke out the bats on Saturday night and defeated the San Diego Padres, 9-1. This snapped a two-game losing and provides the Rockies with a chance to pick up a series victory on Sunday.

Tyler Colvin drove in three runs for the Rockies on a solo home run (16) in the second inning and a two-run double in the fifth inning. Chris Nelson added an RBI single two batters later in the fifth to score Colvin. Wilin Rosario had driven in the first run of the game in the first inning.

Dexter Fowler put the game way out of reach in the bottom of the eighth when he hit a grand slam (13). Jordan Pacheco had started things off with a single while DJ LeMahieu reached on an error and Jason Giambi, just activated from the disabled list, singled to load the bases.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-4, 4.85 ERA) allowed one run, a sixth-inning Will Venable home run, in seven innings, allowing five hits, striking out four and walking two. Matt Belisle and Carlos Torres finished out the game. Padres starter Edinson Volquez (9-10, 4.27 ERA) allowed five runs and later saw Miles Mikolas allow the Fowler grand slam.

Colorado (54-77, 29-41 home) closes out this series on Sunday with Jeff Francis opposing Casey Kelly.

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Padres Vs. Rockies: Colorado Looks To Bounce Back, Slow Down San Diego

The Colorado Rockies (53-77) continue their three-game weekend series against the San Diego Padres (62-71) when the two teams meet for the middle game at Coors Field on Saturday evening.

San Diego held on for a 5-4 win in game one on Friday for its second consecutive win and the tenth win in its last eleven games.

Colorado has lost its last two games and will look to starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (1-4, 5.55 ERA) to slow down the Padres on Saturday. Chacin is coming off two solid starts, including his last outing in which he took a tough-luck loss despite giving up just one run in five innings against the Chicago Cubs.

The Rockies will look to give Chacin a little better run support when they face San Diego starter Edinson Volquez (9-9, 4.10 ERA). Volquez is coming off of a strong start, as well when he gave up just four hits and two runs in seven inning to earn a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The game is scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. MT and will be televised on ROOT Sports.

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Padres Vs. Rockies Final Score: Colorado Comes Up Just Short In 5-4 Loss

The Colorado Rockies are on a two-game losing streak following Friday's 5-4 loss to the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The Rockies cut the deficit to one run in the ninth inning, but a comeback proved futile.

Rockies starter Alex White (2-7, 5.58 ERA) allowed three runs in 3.2 innings, one on a Carlos Quentin second-inning home run and the other two on an infield single and a groundout. The latter scored immediately after Will Venable reached third base on a triple.

Matt Reynolds was charged with the next run, which scored in the fifth, but Chase Headley scored on a Quentin ground-rule double that Josh Roenicke allowed. The Rockies cut the lead to 4-3 on sixth-inning home runs by Jordan Pacheco (3) and Wilin Rosario (23), but Rex Brothers gave the Padres some breathing room when Chris Denorfia drove in a run on an infield single.

Clayton Richard (12-12, 3.74 ERA) picked up the win after allowing three runs in 6.1 innings. Luke Gregerson picked up his third save but did allow a home run to Andrew Brown.

The Rockies (53-77, 28-41 home) continue this series on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. MT. Jhoulys Chacin and Edinson Volquez are the scheduled starters.

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Padres Vs. Rockies: Streaking San Diego Comes To Coors

The Colorado Rockies will face the hottest team in baseball when the San Diego Padres come to town.

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