Descalso lifts Rockies over Padres

Denver, CO ( – Daniel Descalso’s pinch-hit RBI single in the
bottom of the ninth lifted the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San
Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

Nolan Arenado singled to begin the ninth off Shawn Kelley (0-2) and raced over
to third two batters later on Michael McKenry’s base hit to center. Kelley
walked DJ LaMahieu to load the bases prior to Descalso poking a single over
the head of left fielder Justin Upton for the winner.

Adam Ottavino (1-0) grabbed the win for tossing a scoreless ninth to help the
Rockies snap their five-game losing streak.

Corey Dickerson homered twice in the win, while Arenado and LaMahieu each
knocked in a run.

Yangervis Solarte and Wil Myers went deep for San Diego, which had won three

Solarte homered with one gone in the first to open the scoring, then Dickerson
launched a solo shot into center field in the home first prior Arenado’s two-
bagger that scored Justin Morneau for a 2-1 lead.

Colorado continued to cash in on Padres starter James Shields in the second
with back-to-back doubles to begin the inning. McKenry sent a double into left
and easily scored on LaMahieu’s RBI knock.

Myers brought San Diego within one with a solo homer in the sixth, then the
visitors took the lead in the seventh off Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick.

Yonder Alonso singled with one out and crossed home on Derek Norris’ double
that tied the game. Pinch-hitter Cory Spangenberg sent a double into left that
plated Norris for a 4-3 lead.

Kendrick, who allowed 14 runs over his last two starts, was charged with four
runs on seven hits over seven frames in the no-decision.

Joaquin Benoit could not hold the lead in the eighth when he served up
Dickerson’s second home run of the evening that knotted the score.

Game Notes

Shields went six innings and allowed three runs on six hits with five
strikeouts … McKenry stole his second base of the season in the win …
Finale of four-game series is Thursday afternoon as San Diego’s Tyson Ross
will oppose Jordan Lyles.