Hairston, Greene homer off Reynolds to carry Pads
SAN DIEGO The San Diego Padres suddenly look like a whole different team.Before fans get too giddy, though, they need to remember that the local nine are still stuck in the basement of the big leagues.Scott Hairston and Khalil Greene homered to spoil Greg Reynolds major league debut, leading the Padres to a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and their first series win in nearly a month.The Padres have been playing so poorly that their two straight wins match their season high, which theyve managed only three times.It was good to see, manager Bud Black said. We think its in there. The players do. The staff does, so its good to see it showing. Hopefully we can continue it. It was more like we expect to play baseball. Good pitching, good bullpen work, solid defense, a couple homers.After winning for just the sixth time in 24 games, the Padres (14-24) continue to have the worst record in the majors. They head back out on the road, starting with four games at NL Central-leading Chicago.The last two games are what we expect, Black said. Weve got to do more of that, obviously, to climb out of this hole and get back to where we think we should be. But its good.San Diego had lost eight consecutive series before taking two of three from the defending NL champion Rockies.
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