DENVER -- Matt Holliday knew a little about San Diego reliever Jon Adkins when he faced him in the 11th inning Tuesday night.
"I know him on a personal level because he was my brother's roommate in college," Holliday said. "He played for my dad, and pitched with my brother, Josh."
Holliday responded with a two-out single led the Colorado Rockies over the Padres 3-2.
With the score 2-all, Todd Helton drew a one-out walk off Adkins (0-1) in the 11th, and moved to second on Garrett Atkins' flyout to left. Holliday singled to right for Colorado's sixth hit, and Helton beat Brian Giles' throw to the plate.
"It was a slider, I think it was down, and it got a good portion of the plate, and I got the best of Jon Adkins tonight," Holliday said. "We needed it, and it felt good to win that one."
Holliday's father and brother were both at Oklahoma State when Adkins played there from 1996-98. Tom Holliday was the manager, while Josh was a pitcher. Tom is now the pitching coach at Texas and Josh is hitting coach at Georgia Tech.
Matt Holliday was 0-for-4 in his previous game.
"Matt has had his ups and downs the last few games," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "He delivered the big hit for us so this couldn't have come at a better time for him."
David Cortes (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the win. Five relievers combined to allow one run and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.
"Everybody that took the mound today was really good," Hurdle said.
Colorado starter Josh Fogg allowed a run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. San Diego's Clay Hensley gave up one run and two hits in four innings.
Josh Barfield had three hits and scored two runs for the Padres.
Fogg retired his first 10 batters before Barfield tripled off the glove of center fielder Choo Freeman in the fourth and Adrian Gonzalez blooped a two-out single.
Holliday tied it with a sacrifice fly in the fourth after Helton's double, and the Rockies went ahead in the fifth against Brian Sweeney on Clint Barmes' sacrifice fly following Danny Ardoin's double.
Mike Piazza's double off Jose Mesa tied it a 2-all in the eighth.
"Pitching was great tonight -- outstanding," San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said. "We just had too many missed scoring opportunities."
The Padres' Dave Roberts made his first start of the year in left field. ... Gonzalez saved a run in the fourth inning when the first baseman ran down Freeman's blooper down the right-field line. ... Rockies RHP Sunny Kim went on the 15-day DL with a bruised right shin. RHP Scott Dohmann was activated from the DL. ... Colorado RHP Mike DeJean (right shoulder inflammation) began light throwing. ... Barmes drew his first walk in 61 at-bats.
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|San Diego Padres|
|Dave Roberts, LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.263|
|a- Eric Young, PH-LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.192|
|Josh Barfield, 2B||6||2||3||0||0||0||1||.273|
|Brian Giles, RF||5||0||2||0||1||1||1||.268|
|Mike Piazza, C||4||0||2||1||0||2||2||.231|
|Scott Linebrink, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Alan Embree, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|b- Doug Mirabelli, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.222|
|Jon Adkins, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||3||0||1||1||2||1||0||.300|
|Khalil Greene, SS||4||0||0||0||1||0||4||.184|
|Vinny Castilla, 3B||4||0||2||0||1||0||0||.286|
|Ben Johnson, CF||5||0||1||0||0||1||6||.231|
|Clay Hensley, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Mark Bellhorn, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.214|
|Brian Sweeney, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Geoff Blum, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Scott Cassidy, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rob Bowen, C||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.286|
|a-grounded out for Roberts in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Embree in the 11th|
|c-struck out for Hensley in the 5th|
|d-grounded out for Sweeney in the 7th|
|2B - Mike Piazza 2 (3, Fogg, Mesa)|
|3B - Josh Barfield (1, Fogg), Ben Johnson (1, Fogg)|
|RBI - Mike Piazza (4), Adrian Gonzalez (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (2)|
|SB - Eric Young (1, 2nd base off Fuentes/Ardoin)|
|Team LOB - 14|
|DP - Greene-Barfield-Gonzalez|
|San Diego Padres|
|Jon Adkins (L,0-1)||0.2||1||1||1||1||0||0||13.50|
|WP - Clay Hensley (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Clay Hensley 62-38, Brian Sweeney 26-15, Scott Cassidy 17-9, Scott Linebrink 18-15, Alan Embree 18-14, Jon Adkins 14-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clay Hensley 4-4, Brian Sweeney 3-3, Scott Cassidy 1-1, Alan Embree 2-3, Jon Adkins 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Clay Hensley 16, Brian Sweeney 7, Scott Cassidy 4, Scott Linebrink 4, Alan Embree 6, Jon Adkins 4|
|Clint Barmes, SS||3||0||0||1||1||0||0||.271|
|Luis Gonzalez, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||1||1||.143|
|Todd Helton, 1B||3||2||1||0||2||0||1||.370|
|Garrett Atkins, 3B||5||0||0||0||0||1||3||.400|
|Matt Holliday, LF||4||0||1||2||0||0||0||.255|
|Brad Hawpe, RF||3||0||2||0||1||0||0||.353|
|Choo Freeman, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.154|
|Tom Martin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|David Cortes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Danny Ardoin, C||3||1||1||0||1||0||0||.206|
|Josh Fogg, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Ray King, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Eli Marrero, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.385|
|Jose Mesa, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brian Fuentes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Cory Sullivan, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.276|
|a-grounded out for King in the 7th|
|2B - Todd Helton (9, Hensley), Danny Ardoin (2, Sweeney)|
|SF - Clint Barmes (1), Matt Holliday (1)|
|SH - Josh Fogg (1)|
|RBI - Clint Barmes (7), Matt Holliday 2 (15)|
|2-OUT RBI - Matt Holliday (5)|
|SB - Clint Barmes (1, 2nd base off Hensley/Piazza), Brad Hawpe (1, 2nd base off Hensley/Piazza)|
|CS - Brad Hawpe (2, 2nd base by Cassidy/Piazza)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Atkins-Ardoin-Helton|
|Ray King (H,3)||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.59|
|Jose Mesa (BS,1)||1||3||1||1||2||1||0||1.17|
|David Cortes (W,1-0)||1.1||2||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|IBB - Giles by Josh Fogg, by Gonzalez, Gonzalez by Jose Mesa|
|WP - Josh Fogg (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Josh Fogg 94-53, Ray King 6-4, Jose Mesa 28-14, Brian Fuentes 18-10, Tom Martin 18-7, David Cortes 16-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Fogg 6-10, Ray King 2-0, Jose Mesa 1-0, Brian Fuentes 1-1, David Cortes 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Josh Fogg 26, Ray King 2, Jose Mesa 7, Brian Fuentes 4, Tom Martin 4, David Cortes 6|
|Attendance - 18595|
|Game Time - 3:25|
|Temperature - 48|
|Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Jim Wolf|