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Rockies continue their losing ways

SAN DIEGO – Damian Jackson, brought back to the big leagues earlier in the day, hit an RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.Trevor Hoffman pitched a scoreless ninth for his 399th career save and sixth in eight chances this year. He can become the third reliever in history to reach 400.With two shortstops on the disabled list, the Padres purchased Jackson’s contract from Triple-A Portland on Tuesday. He started and went 2-for-4, including his double that scored Sean Burroughs with the go-ahead run.Ryan Klesko opened the Padres’ eighth with a walk off former San Diego reliever Jay Witasick (0-1) and was sacrificed by Ramon Hernandez. Burroughs was intentionally walked and ended up on second after Klesko was thrown out trying to steal third. Jackson then doubled to left.Akinori Otsuka (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win.The game featured an unlikely pitching duel between No. 5 starters, although neither got the decision. Colorado’s Jamey Wright and San Diego’s Tim Redding each allowed just one run – both on homers – and neither got a decision.Wright came in with a road ERA of 1.35, and held the Padres scoreless until Klesko hit a 414-foot homer down the right-field line on a 3-0 pitch with one out in the sixth. It was Klesko’s fourth.Wright struck out nine, a season-high for a Rockies pitcher, in 6 1-3 innings. He allowed eight hits and walked two.After losing his first four starts with the Padres, Redding went a season-high seven innings, holding the Rockies to four hits while striking out five and walking one.With the no-decision, the Padres’ No. 5 spot remains winless in 14 starts since Ismael Valdez was traded to the Florida Marlins on July 31.Redding allowed Todd Greene’s homer into the first row of the second deck in left field with one out in the second. It was Greene’s second.San Diego’s Brian Giles came into the game hitting just .193 and continued to struggle. He went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.Notes: To make room for Jackson, the Padres designated OF Adam Hyzdu for assignment. Hyzdu hit a three-run double in San Diego’s 5-4 win Monday night. … Greene started a rehab assignment at Class A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday night and, if all goes well, is scheduled to rejoin the Padres on Monday in Cincinnati.


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