Rockies claim extra-inning win | SummitDaily.com

Rockies claim extra-inning win

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Colorado Rockies' Todd Helton, front center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring the winning run on a single by Matt Holliday in the 11th inning of the Rockies' 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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DENVER ” Matt Holliday singled home the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning to overcome a pair of Mike Piazza doubles, leading the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night.

With the score 2-all, Todd Helton drew a one-out walk off Jon Adkins (0-1) in the 11th, and moved to second on Garrett Atkins flyout to left. Holliday singled to right for Colorado’s sixth hit, and Helton beat Brian Giles’ throw to the plate.

David Cortes (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the win.

Colorado starter Josh Fogg allowed a run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings. San Diego’s Clay Hensley gave up one run and two hits in four innings.

Josh Barfield had three hits and scored two runs for the Padres.

Fogg retired his first 10 batters before Barfield tripled off the glove of center fielder Choo Freeman in the fourth and Adrian Gonzalez blooped a two-out single.

Holliday tied it with a sacrifice fly in the fourth after Helton’s double, and the Rockies went ahead in the fifth against Brian Sweeney on Clint Barmes’ sacrifice fly following Danny Ardoin’s double.

Piazza’s double off Jose Mesa tied it 2-all in the eighth.


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