Colorado at San Diego

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Colorado (15-21) «0000030104110
San Diego (12-24)001000001241

Rockies 4, Padres 2

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SAN DIEGO -- Even with reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy pitching, there's simply no margin for error for the staggering San Diego Padres.

Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe hit consecutive bases-loaded singles off Peavy in the sixth inning Friday night and the Colorado Rockies won 4-2 to send the Padres to their 18th loss in 22 games.

Peavy even accounted for half of San Diego's offense, scoring the Padres' first run after hitting a double in the third.

"I didn't do enough to win the game," said Peavy, who also committed an error that contributed to the Rockies' go-ahead rally.

The Padres' fifth straight loss came hours after they released struggling center fielder Jim Edmonds. San Diego (12-24) has the worst record in the majors.

Colorado's Aaron Cook (6-1) won his sixth straight start, combining with two relievers on a four-hitter. Matt Holliday homered for the defending NL champion Rockies, who won their third straight after losing 13 of 16. Atkins had three hits.

"We are starting to do things like we were earlier in the season," Holliday said. "To do them against a guy like Peavy is big. Then when you get a game like that from Aaron, it all adds up to a big win."

It was the first time the teams met since their 22-inning, 6-hour, 16-minute marathon on April 17-18, which the Rockies won 2-1.

The game was delayed 4 minutes in the third inning after a woman sitting in the field level behind first base was hit on the chin by a foul ball by Colorado's Willy Taveras. The unidentified woman held a towel against her face as she was helped out. The woman was seen by a doctor at the first aid office at Petco Park, then taken to a hospital for stitches.

Cook (6-1) held San Diego to one run and three hits in seven innings. He walked four and struck out one. Taylor Buchholz pitched a perfect eighth and Brian Fuentes pitched the ninth for his fourth save in six chances.

Kevin Kouzmanoff homered to left off Fuentes with one out.

"I'm pretty confident," Cook said. "Once you get on a roll, I think your confidence starts to grow. I have total confidence in my defense."

The Rockies scored three runs off Peavy (4-2) in the sixth, on three singles and two walks. Taveras beat out a leadoff infield single and took second on Peavy's errant throw to first. After Omar Quintanilla sacrificed Taveras to third, Peavy walked Matt Holliday and Todd Helton to load the bases.

Atkins hit a flare past second baseman Tadahito Iguchi to score Taveras, and Hawpe's grounder between first and second brought in Holliday and Helton.

"You've got to be pretty good, especially when you're facing Aaron Cook," Peavy said. "I was trying to make that one run stand up. I guess that's the wrong way to go about it, but I was trying not to let him score, being on third base. It's not easy to do when you've got to face Holliday, Helton and Atkins."

Cook walked the first two Padres' batters in the sixth but then got Kouzmanoff to hit into a double play and retired Jody Gerut.

"He does feel like he's always just one pitch away from getting out of an inning," manager Clint Hurdle said. He trusted himself in the bottom of the sixth. He was resilient enough to sink a pitch, get a double play, then get out of the inning."

Holliday homered off lefty Glendon Rusch leading off the eighth, his sixth.

Peavy allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out six and walked two.

Peavy scored San Diego's only run. He was credited with a ground-rule double leading off the third after a fan reached down to grab the ball in foul territory down the left-field line. The fan was ejected and Peavy scored on Brian Giles' double into the gap in left-center.

Notes

Cook has a 1.90 ERA in his last six starts. ... He's 9-3 against San Diego in 17 career appearances, including 15 starts. ... San Diego's Greg Maddux is scheduled to start Saturday night, when he'll make his fourth attempt at becoming the ninth big leaguer to win 350 games. ... CF Jody Gerut, called up from Triple-A to replace Edmonds, threw out Todd Helton at third base on Atkins' bloop single in the second.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

M. Holliday
AB 3
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
Colorado

A. Cook
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 4
K 1
 

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Colorado Rockies
Willy Taveras, CF4120021 .252
Omar Quintanilla, 2B4000003 .345
Matt Holliday, LF3211100 .324
Todd Helton, 1B3110100 .270
Garrett Atkins, 3B4031001 .338
Brad Hawpe, RF4012022 .261
Yorvit Torrealba, C4010014 .235
Clint Barmes, SS4020001 .322
Aaron Cook, P1000111 .222
    Taylor Buchholz, P0000000 .000
   a- Scott Podsednik, PH1000001 .261
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
Totals32411436  
a-grounded into a double play for Buchholz in the 9th
Batting
HR - Matt Holliday (6, Rusch)
SH - Willy Taveras (3), Omar Quintanilla (1), Aaron Cook (3)
RBI - Matt Holliday (21), Garrett Atkins (25), Brad Hawpe 2 (16)
SB - Willy Taveras (15, 2nd base off Germano/Bard), Matt Holliday (6, 2nd base off Peavy/Bard)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Atkins-Quintanilla-Helton, Barmes-Quintanilla-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Aaron Cook (W,6-1) 7311410 2.26
Taylor Buchholz (H,7) 1000000 1.74
Brian Fuentes (S,4) 1111011 2.65
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 100-58, Taylor Buchholz 10-5, Brian Fuentes 14-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 14-4, Brian Fuentes 2-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 26, Taylor Buchholz 3, Brian Fuentes 4
San Diego Padres
Brian Giles, RF4011000 .269
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B3010101 .252
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B2000211 .303
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4111003 .279
Jody Gerut, CF3000001 .111
   a- Justin Huber, PH1000010 .194
Paul McAnulty, LF2000100 .231
   b- Scott Hairston, PH1000000 .208
Khalil Greene, SS3000001 .205
Josh Bard, C3000001 .204
Jake Peavy, P2110000 .294
    Glendon Rusch, P0000000 .000
   c- Tony Clark, PH1000000 .222
    Justin Germano, P0000000 .286
Totals2924242  
a-struck out for Gerut in the 9th
b-grounded out for McAnulty in the 9th
c-flied out for Rusch in the 8th
Batting
2B - Brian Giles (9, Cook), Tadahito Iguchi (5, Cook), Jake Peavy (2, Cook)
HR - Kevin Kouzmanoff (3, Fuentes)
RBI - Brian Giles (16), Kevin Kouzmanoff (13)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jody Gerut 1
DP - Greene, Iguchi-Greene-Gonzalez
E - Jake Peavy (1, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy (L,4-2) 6733260 2.47
Glendon Rusch 2211101 6.41
Justin Germano 1200000 6.17
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 107-63, Glendon Rusch 32-17, Justin Germano 9-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 5-5, Glendon Rusch 4-2, Justin Germano 1-1
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 25, Glendon Rusch 9, Justin Germano 4
Game Information
Attendance - 31057
Game Time - 2:34
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Ed Rapuano, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Joe West