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Rockies 8, Padres 1

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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies missed an early chance to blow open Wednesday's game. They didn't waste their second opportunity.

Garrett Atkins' three-run homer capped a four-run second inning, and Troy Tulowitzki and Yorvit Torrealba homered to help the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8-1. The Rockies took the final two games of the series after blowing a five-run lead Monday night and losing, 15-8.

"One thing we've been able to do is wash off tough losses," Atkins said. "Monday night was definitely a tough loss, but we were able to come back and take the series."

The Rockies scored seven runs in the first three innings against Randy Wolf (5-8), who lasted just four innings. They could have had more against the lefty had they cashed in on a golden opportunity in the first when they loaded the bases with no outs.

Colorado took a 1-0 lead when Atkins singled to left to drive in Ryan Spilborghs, but Wolf struck out Jeff Baker and Brad Hawpe before Torrealba flew out to right to end the inning.

"It's not the first time we've done that this year," Atkins said. "We knew were going to get some more opportunities."

That chance came in the second. Tulowitzki led off with a walk, Todd Helton drew a two-out walk and Matt Holliday singled in a run. Atkins hit a 2-0 pitch over the wall in left-center to make it 5-1.

"We had a big opportunity in the first and only got one," Tulowitzki said. "It's nice to get one, but it's kind of a failure. It was definitely nice to get those runs in the second."

It was more than enough for Ubaldo Jimenez, who pitched into the seventh inning for his second win in his last three starts.

Tulowitzki added a two-run homer in the third, his third of the year, to close the books on Wolf.

"I was horrible. I was just awful," said Wolf, who has lost his last four starts. "It was embarrassing. I couldn't throw the ball where I wanted to. Every pitch felt awful. I felt like I was the worst pitcher in baseball today."

Jimenez (3-8) allowed five hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings. He left after putting two on in the seventh, but Jason Grilli came on to end the threat.

Torrealba connected in the eighth against Carlos Guevara to make it 8-1.

Chase Headley homered and Wolf yielded four walks and six hits for the Padres, who have lost 15 of 18 games.

There was a scary moment in the top of the third when San Diego's Michael Barrett fouled a pitch off his nose. Barrett remained on the ground near home plate for several minutes. He was attended to by trainers before walking to the clubhouse under his own power. He was taken to a hospital with what was believed to be a broken nose.

"I've heard he has a possible fracture of the nose and still undergoing a workup," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He's still being evaluated. He has a CT scan scheduled. We will have a much better idea of the total situation probably tomorrow."

Black said Barrett was going to remain in Denver Wednesday night.

"I've never seen anything like it," Black said. "I've seen guys foul balls off other parts of the body, but not off their face."

Notes

The Rockies placed LHP Jeff Francis (shoulder inflammation) on the 15-day DL and recalled LHP Mark Redman from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Redman will take Francis' turn in the rotation Thursday night against Florida. ... Rockies OF Willy Taveras (sore left quadriceps) sat out Wednesday's game. He is day to day. ... Atkins leads the majors with a .468 average against left-handers. ... Torrealba extended his hitting streak to eight games.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

Y. Torrealba
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Colorado

G. Atkins
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 4
 
San Diego Padres
Jody Gerut, CF4000002 .275
Edgar Gonzalez, 2B4010010 .313
Brian Giles, RF4020000 .306
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4010002 .288
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B3000012 .266
Chase Headley, LF3111001 .254
Khalil Greene, SS4010011 .231
Michael Barrett, C0000000 .202
   a- Luke Carlin, PH-C2000100 .149
Randy Wolf, P1000010 .167
   b- Tony Clark, PH1000002 .241
    Bryan Corey, P0000000 .000
   c- Paul McAnulty, PH1000012 .203
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Guevara, P0000000 .000
Totals3116115  
a-popped out for Barrett in the 3rd
b-grounded out for Wolf in the 5th
c-struck out for Corey in the 7th
Batting
HR - Chase Headley (4, Jimenez)
RBI - Chase Headley (6)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Headley (1)
CS - Edgar Gonzalez (1, 2nd base by Jimenez/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 6
San Diego Padres
Randy Wolf (L,5-8) 4677442 4.59
Bryan Corey 2000010 5.01
Mike Adams 1100010 2.45
Carlos Guevara 1111011 5.84
Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wolf 80-46, Bryan Corey 17-14, Mike Adams 13-10, Carlos Guevara 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wolf 3-5, Bryan Corey 4-1, Mike Adams 2-0, Carlos Guevara 2-0
Batters Faced - Randy Wolf 22, Bryan Corey 6, Mike Adams 4, Carlos Guevara 4
Colorado Rockies
Ryan Spilborghs, CF4110021 .293
Todd Helton, 1B2100200 .266
    Cedrick Bowers, P0000000 .000
    Luis Vizcaino, P0000000 .000
Matt Holliday, LF3111110 .337
Garrett Atkins, 3B4134000 .304
Jeff Baker, 2B-1B4000014 .270
Brad Hawpe, RF4000033 .251
Yorvit Torrealba, C4221003 .257
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3212100 .168
Ubaldo Jimenez, P2000000 .061
    Jason Grilli, P0000000 .000
    Omar Quintanilla, 2B1000000 .271
Totals3188847  
Batting
2B - Garrett Atkins (16, Adams), Yorvit Torrealba (14, Wolf)
HR - Garrett Atkins (11, Wolf), Yorvit Torrealba (4, Guevara), Troy Tulowitzki (3, Wolf)
SH - Ubaldo Jimenez (2)
RBI - Matt Holliday (40), Garrett Atkins 4 (47), Yorvit Torrealba (21), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Holliday (13), Garrett Atkins 3 (17)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Baker-Tulowitzki-Helton, Quintanilla-Tulowitzki-Baker
E - Ubaldo Jimenez (2, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
Ubaldo Jimenez (W,3-8) 6.1511141 4.50
Jason Grilli 0.2000010 2.79
Cedrick Bowers 1100000 0.00
Luis Vizcaino 1000000 8.44
HBP - Kouzmanoff (by Ubaldo Jimenez), Headley (by Ubaldo Jimenez)
WP - Ubaldo Jimenez (13)
Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 104-69, Jason Grilli 6-4, Cedrick Bowers 13-8, Luis Vizcaino 7-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 10-4, Cedrick Bowers 2-0, Luis Vizcaino 1-2
Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 26, Jason Grilli 2, Cedrick Bowers 3, Luis Vizcaino 3
Game Information
Attendance - 28377
Game Time - 2:18
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Charlie Reliford, Third Base - Scott Barry