Franklin Morales helps Rockies beat Padres 3-1
SAN DIEGO (AP) Franklin Morales allowed four hits in six innings and Wilin Rosario hit a tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday.
Corey Dickerson reached on a one-out double, Troy Tulowitzki walked and Justin Morneau lined a ball to right field. Chris Denorfia broke in, then retreated as the ball went over him for an RBI double.
Rosario grounded out to shortstop as Tulowitzki scored for a 2-1 lead, and Nolan Arenado followed with a run-scoring single.
Making his second career start against the Padres - and first at San Diego since allowing one hit in six shutout innings on Sept. 21, 2007 - Morales struck out five and walked one.
LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth to remain perfect in four save chances, finishing just the fourth win for the Rockies in 11 road games this season.
Kennedy retired his first 12 batters before walking Troy Tulowitzki leading off the fifth. He didn't allow a hit until Arenado's leadoff double in the sixth.
Nady's homer was his third of the season and San Diego's eighth, the lowest total in the NL.
NOTES: San Diego's Everth Cabrera extended his hitting streak to eight games with a second-inning double.
... Padres 3B Chase Headley was held out of the starting lineup for a second consecutive game with a strained right biceps. Headley had a pinch-single in the eighth. ... Rockies RF Michael Cuddyer left in the seventh with a right hamstring cramp. ... Longtime Rockies 1B Todd Helton is scheduled to be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night at Sports Authority Field in Denver. ... Padres 1B Yonder Alonso entered in the ninth inning and played third base for the third time in his big league career. ... Rockies LHP Brett Anderson had surgery on Thursday to have pins inserted into his fractured left index finger. The pins are expected to remain for six weeks. ... The Rockies open a three-game set at home Friday night against Philadelphia, which sends RHP Jonathan Pettibone (0-0) against RHP Tyler Chatwood (0-0). ... Giants RHP Matt Cain (0-2) opposes Padres RHP Tyson Ross (1-2) on Friday night.