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Rockies Vs. Padres: Colorado Falls On Sunday, 7-2, Misses Sweep Opportunity

The Colorado Rockies failed to complete two trifectas on Sunday afternoon with their 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. The Rockies had a chance at a sweep of the Padres, but didn't. They could have won their third Sunday game in a row, but they didn't.

It was a pretty close game until the bottom of the eighth inning. Unlike their help in the previous two games, the Rockies' bullpen didn't help things. Matt Belisle started the eighth inning by allowing a Jesus Guzman single to right field before leaving. Matt Reynolds came in and struck out Jeremy Hermida, but Cameron Maybin, pinch-running, stole second and took third on a wild pitch. 

Matt Lindstrom entered the game at that point and struck out Kyle Blanks, but he intentionally walked Andy Parrino and hit Nick Hundley. Mark Ellis finally made an error in the field and allowed Alberto Gonzalez to reach safely and Cameron Maybin to score. Will Venable then cleared the bases on a triple. Jason Bartlett flied out to end the inning.

A Mark Ellis ground out and a Seth Smith single scored the Rockies' two runs in the fourth inning. Dexter Fowler led off the inning with his 15th triple of the season. Aaron Cook (3-9, 5.74 ERA) allowed three runs on four hits and four walks. The Padres' Mat Latos improved to 7-13 with a 3.77 ERA after allowing those two runs in seven innings.

The Rockies (66-74, 31-41 away) host the Diamondbacks on Labor Day.

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