San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer, Carlos
Quentin and Chase Headley both added solo shots, and the Padres downed the
Rockies, 9-5, in the opener of a three-game series at Petco Park.
Carlos Gonzalez hit his second career grand slam, which gave the Rockies a 4-3
lead in the third inning, but Chris Denorfia belted a two-run triple in the
bottom half before scoring on Grandal's blast to left.
Jason Marquis (3-5) earned the win, allowing five runs -- three earned -- on
nine hits over five innings. He struck out two and did not issue a walk.
The Padres have won four straight games and six of seven overall.
Rookie starter Drew Pomeranz (1-5) lasted just three innings in the setback
and was charged with seven runs on nine hits.
The Rockies wore black wristbands to honor the victims of Friday's mass
shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people were killed and many were injured
when a lone gunman opened fire at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in
Century 16 Movie Theaters. The cineplex is located less than 20 miles from
Coors Field, where the Rockies play their home games.
"The realization that we're just playing a baseball game tonight pales in
comparison to what a number of people are going through as we sit here right
now," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said prior to his team's fifth loss in its
last six games.
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