The Colorado Rockies scored two in the third inning, one in the fourth inning and two in the eighth inning to earn a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night at Coors Field. Jamie Moyer did the rest. Moyer went seven innings, allowing six hits, two runs (neither earned) while striking out two and walking one. The win was rather significant for the veteran lefty.
With the win tonight Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest player in MLB history to win a game (49yrs,150days). Previous: Jack Quinn (49yrs,70days)— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 18, 2012
The win also ties him for 34th on the MLB all-time wins list with Hall-of-Famer Jim Palmer at 268 career wins.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 18, 2012
Center fielder Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer to right field to get the scoring started for the Rockies in the third inning. Catcher Wilin Rosario would give Colorado another run when he doubled to right center to score Michael Cuddyer in the fourth. Cuddyer would double in the eight to make it 4-2 Colorado. Rosario would add the final run of the game for the Rockies when his sacrifice fly scored veteran Todd Helton.
Catcher Nick Hundley homered in the ninth for the Padres to reach the final score.
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