Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Miguel Tejada hit a two-run homer and added a two-run single, as the San Diego Padres regained sole possession of first place in the NL West with a 6-4 win over the surging Colorado Rockies.
Tejada finished with three hits and scored the decisive run on Ryan Ludwick’s single in the fifth inning.
Aaron Cunningham had two hits and scored twice for the Padres, who have won five of their last eight games after losing 10 straight. San Diego moved a half-game ahead of idle San Francisco in the division standings while bumping Colorado, which had won 10 in a row, 2 1/2 games off the pace.
Troy Tulowitzki’s three-run homer fueled a four-run fifth inning for the Rockies that followed an RBI single by Carlos Gonzalez.