The sixth inning proved decisive once again for the Colorado Rockies. One day after Chris Iannetta's three-run home run secured a Rockies victory, a number of singles secured the Rockies a 6-3 victory.
Entering the sixth inning, the game was tied at one after Padres catcher Rob Johnson hit a home run and Carlos Gonzalez singled in a run, both coming in the fifth inning. To start the bottom of the sixth inning, Jonathan Herrera picked up his first hit after going 0-for-21 previously. Todd Helton singled, but Troy Tulowitzki was unable to move either over as he struck out. Seth Smith followed with an RBI single and chased Mat Latos out of the game.
Chad Qualls came in, but Ty Wigginton and Charlie Blackmon (who collected three hits) followed with back-to-back RBI singles. Jose Morales added another single to load the bases. Jhoulys Chacin's day came to an end when Ryan Spilborghs entered as a pinch-hitter. He delivered a two-run single to give the Rockies a 6-2 lead. All told, the Rockies scored five runs on seven singles that inning.
Chacin (8-4) went six innings, allowed that one run on three hits and two walks and struck out seven. Matt Lindstrom gave up one run in the seventh and Rafael Betancourt gave up the third run in the ninth inning, making it a repeat of Tuesday's score. Chris Denorfia drove in both runs for the Padres.
The Rockies (33-35, 17-18 home) enjoy an off day on Thursday before hosting the Detroit Tigers for an Interleague series on Friday/