Padres rough up Rockies
DENVER ” Ben Johnson had a career-high four RBIs and Vinny Castilla had four hits, leading the San Diego Padres to a 13-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
San Diego had a season-high 19 hits and took two of three from the Rockies after being swept at home by Colorado from April 7-9. Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and had three hits, and Khalil Greene had two hits, two walks and two RBIs.
Chan Ho Park (1-0) won for the first time since beating Arizona last Aug. 31. He allowed four runs ” three earned ” and nine hits in seven innings.
Zach Day (1-2) gave up eight runs and a career-high 11 hits in 3 2-3 innings. He is 0-3 in five starts at Coors Field, and the runs matched the most he’s allowed in the major leagues.
Plate umpire Tom Hallion warned both benches after Colorado’s Tom Martin hit Brian Giles with a pitch in the in the eighth inning. Park hit Matt Holliday with a pitch earlier in the game.
Day walked three in the first inning, and the Padres took a 4-0 lead on run-scoring singles by Josh Barfield, Castilla, Greene and Johnson.
Todd Helton had a sacrifice fly in the bottom half after Cory Sullivan was trapped in a rundown and stayed on the bases because Greene, San Diego’s shortstop, dropped the ball.
Johnson hit a run-scoring, double play grounder in the third that made it 5-1, then Colorado added three runs in the fourth on Giles’ bloop RBI single, Gonzalez’s run-scoring grounder and Greene’s RBI double.
Miguel Ojeda hit a solo homer in the fifth, and Colorado closed to 8-4 in the sixth when Holliday scored on a wild pitch and Jason Smith hit an RBI grounder.
Gonzalez had a two-run double in the eighth off Martin, and Johnson hit a three-run double against Scott Dohmann.
Notes: Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Manning and Helton were teammates at Tennessee. … Barfield had two triples in the series. … Ramon Ramirez had a hit in his first major league at-bat.
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