Rockies avoid sweep with 6-3 win over Padres

San Diego Padres pitcher James Shields

After two consecutive wins, powered by their offense, the San Diego Padres narrowly missed out on a road sweep of the Colorado Rockies today.

Chad Betts gave up just 1 earned run in 7 innings and led his team to a 6-3 victory over the Padres. Rookie Trevor Story continued his incredible pace by hitting yet another home run.

As he did last season, James Shields struggled with giving up solo home runs. In 7 innings pitched, Shields allowed 4 runs to score, with 3 of them coming on solo HRs. However, Brand Maurer gave up two more runs in the 8th inning, sealing the victory for Colorado.

After two huge games with the bat, Matt Kemp went 0-4 in this one. Wil Myers, batting right behind Kemp, finished 0-3 with 1 RBI. While the rest of the Padres lineup continued to hit, Kemp and Myers left a total of four guys on base.

The Padres will get another chance tomorrow, as they’ll travel to Philadelphia for a 12:05 PT first pitch on Monday. You can catch that game, and every Padres game, on The Mighty 1090.

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