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Rockies 12, Padres 7

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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies were at their best at the plate on a night when Jorge De La Rosa wasn't all that sharp on the mound.

Troy Tulowitzki broke out of a slump with a solo homer and two singles to help the Rockies hold off hot-hitting Cameron Maybin and the San Diego Padres 12-7 on Friday.

For a change, it was the offense that rescued the hard-throwing De La Rosa.

Colorado's stagnant offense belted out a season-high 16 hits and scored its most runs of the year as the team moved percentage points ahead of San Francisco for first place in the NL West.

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"We all know we can be the best offensive team in the league. It's just that we need to show it," Carlos Gonzalez said. "We've just got to continue to do the same thing."

Their outburst at the plate helped offset quite a night by Maybin, who finished 4 for 4 with two homers and three RBI. It was the first multihomer game of his career and second straight contest in which he's had four hits.

"It's the approach," Maybin explained. "I was just hitting a lot of balls to the left side of the field, so the approach was to back it up, trust my hands and trust my ability, just try to start using the whole field a little bit more.

"I think when I'm doing that I feel like I got a chance to do some good things."

De La Rosa (5-1) was erratic but effective enough to earn his first win this month. The lefty lasted 5 2/3 innings, giving up five runs and a season-high nine hits. He struck out three and walked three.

"I was not so good today," said De La Rosa, who had a single and an RBI on a fielder's choice. "But when you get that kind of run support, you pitch more relaxed."

The heart of the Rockies' order -- Gonzalez, Tulowitzki and Todd Helton -- did a good portion of the damage as the trio combined for six hits, six runs and five RBI. Gonzalez had a triple and two stolen bases, while Helton added a double.

Helton left soon after scoring a run in the sixth due to tightness in his left calf. He was going to be reevaluated Saturday.

"I don't think it's serious," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "I don't think he pulled the calf, but he strained it a little bit, there's no question or he would not have come out of the game. Todd Helton doesn't come out unless there's something going on."

In Helton's absence, Ty Wigginton slid over from third to first and Jose Lopez took over the hot corner.

Tulowitzki had his first multihit game since April 26. He finished 3 for 5, including his 10th homer of the season.

"Great to see Tulo have the offensive game that he had," Tracy said.

Fresh off a 23-hit performance Wednesday in Milwaukee, the Padres had 11 against the Rockies. Maybin hit a solo homer in the second and a two-run shot in the seventh that drew the Padres to 9-7.

Maybin is the first Padres player to have two straight four-hit games since Reggie Sanders in July 1999 at Coors Field.

"He's a very talented athlete," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We think at where he is in his career at [24] years old, he has the makings of a tremendous all-around player."

Dustin Moseley (1-5) had a rough first appearance at Coors Field, surrendering six runs and nine hits in just four innings, his shortest outing of the season.

The righty entered the contest with the top road ERA in the majors, too, a mark that soared from 0.68 to 2.35.

Moseley never settled into a groove after giving up three runs in a 40-pitch first inning. He was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning.

"I didn't know if I was going to get any outs. I just wasn't sharp," Moseley said. "There's really no other explanation, no excuse that I have. It's just I wasn't sharp, and it's what happens when you face big league hitters and you're not sharp."

Before the game, Wigginton was activated off the disabled list after being bothered by a strained oblique since late April.

Wigginton went 1 for 5 with a double.

To make room on the roster, the Rockies sent struggling infielder Ian Stewart to Triple-A Colorado Springs to work on his swing. Stewart was hitting .064 in 21 games with Colorado this season.

"This was hard for me, seeing the average up there on the scoreboard every day and feeling pressure to get a hit every time I was up," Stewart said. "I'm just going to try to go down there and have fun. See what happens."

Notes

Padres 2B Orlando Hudson (strained right hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Tucson. ... OF Dexter Fowler (bruised left knee) didn't start for a second straight game. He came off the bench in the eighth and delivered an insurance run with a bloop single to left that scored Gonzalez. ... The Rockies halted a two-game slide.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
San Diego

C. Maybin
AB 4
R 3
H 4
HR 2
RBI 3
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Denorfia, RF5000003 .339
    Ernesto Frieri, P0000000 .000
Jason Bartlett, SS5011010 .254
Jorge Cantu, 1B5010021 .209
Chase Headley, 3B4210101 .252
Cameron Maybin, CF4343000 .273
Ryan Ludwick, LF4121020 .204
Rob Johnson, C3001101 .222
Alberto Gonzalez, 2B3111101 .222
Dustin Moseley, P1000000 .250
   a- Logan Forsythe, PH1000001 .000
    Evan Scribner, P0000000 .000
   b- Brad Hawpe, PH0000100 .214
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
   c- Will Venable, PH-RF1010000 .237
Totals36711745  
a-lined out for Moseley in the 5th
b-walked for Scribner in the 6th
c-singled for Qualls in the 8th
Batting
2B - Alberto Gonzalez (2, De La Rosa)
HR - Cameron Maybin 2 (5, De La Rosa, Belisle)
RBI - Jason Bartlett (10), Cameron Maybin 3 (13), Ryan Ludwick (19), Rob Johnson (3), Alberto Gonzalez (6)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Bartlett (3), Cameron Maybin 2 (6), Alberto Gonzalez (4)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Chris Denorfia 1
DP - Denorfia-Cantu
E - Alberto Gonzalez (1, Throwing), Ryan Ludwick (1, Dropped fly)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dustin Moseley (L,1-5) 4966231 3.40
Evan Scribner 1422000 3.00
Chad Qualls 2211010 2.38
Ernesto Frieri 1131110 1.71
Pitches-Strikes - Dustin Moseley 99-61, Evan Scribner 20-12, Chad Qualls 21-13, Ernesto Frieri 22-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dustin Moseley 4-5, Evan Scribner 2-2, Chad Qualls 3-1, Ernesto Frieri 1-2
Batters Faced - Dustin Moseley 23, Evan Scribner 8, Chad Qualls 7, Ernesto Frieri 6
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Seth Smith, RF5121011 .278
Jonathan Herrera, 2B4120110 .291
Carlos Gonzalez, LF4311104 .231
Troy Tulowitzki, SS5233014 .255
Todd Helton, 1B4121011 .318
    Matt Belisle, P0000000 .000
    Rafael Betancourt, P0000000 .000
   a- Dexter Fowler, PH-CF1111000 .262
Ty Wigginton, 3B-1B5110014 .231
Ryan Spilborghs, CF5231000 .217
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
Chris Iannetta, C4000102 .224
Jorge De La Rosa, P3011003 .263
    Matt Reynolds, P0000000 .000
    Jose Lopez, 3B1000000 .153
Totals411216935  
a-singled for Betancourt in the 8th
Batting
2B - Todd Helton (9, Qualls), Ty Wigginton (4, Scribner)
3B - Carlos Gonzalez (1, Moseley)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (10, Moseley)
RBI - Seth Smith (17), Carlos Gonzalez (18), Troy Tulowitzki 3 (22), Todd Helton (17), Dexter Fowler (13), Ryan Spilborghs (8), Jorge De La Rosa (3)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Tulowitzki (8)
SB - Carlos Gonzalez 2 (6, 2nd base off Moseley/Johnson, 2nd base off Frieri/Johnson), Troy Tulowitzki (3, 2nd base off Moseley/Johnson)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Wigginton-Herrera-Helton, Wigginton-Herrera-Helton
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jorge De La Rosa (W,5-1) 5.2955331 3.70
Matt Reynolds (H,5) 0.1000000 4.00
Matt Belisle 1122121 4.32
Rafael Betancourt (H,11) 1100000 2.76
Huston Street 1000000 2.75
WP - Jorge De La Rosa 2 (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 102-59, Matt Reynolds 3-2, Matt Belisle 23-12, Rafael Betancourt 18-13, Huston Street 17-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 5-7, Huston Street 1-2
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 27, Matt Reynolds 1, Matt Belisle 5, Rafael Betancourt 4, Huston Street 3
Game Information
Attendance - 40278
Game Time - 3:13
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - John Tumpane