Kennedy backed by 3 HRs as Padres beat Rockies 7-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) Padres rookie right-hander Brett Kennedy wasn't dominating, just effective.

''He was missing barrels,'' San Diego manager Andy Green said. ''There was a lot of soft contact.''

Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and Franmil Reyes, Luis Urias and Wil Myers all homered to lead the Padres to a 7-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

Kennedy (1-2) had his longest outing in six career starts, giving up four hits, two walks and hitting a batter. He struck out two as the Padres won their season-high fourth straight game while starting rookies in each of the wins.

''Definitely a great feeling and definitely nice that we played great, put up a lot of runs and played some great defense,'' Kennedy said. ''When you can put together a game like that and get your first win, it's a great feeling.''

Reyes, who had a walk-off shot in the 13th inning Thursday night, went deep in the fourth inning. Urias added his first career homer, a two-run blast, in the five-run eighth, which preceded Myers' long fly.

''It feels great,'' Urias said. ''I'm so happy that I got my first homer.''

With the loss the Rockies fell into third place in the NL West, but remained 1 1/2 games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks.

The Padres' bullpen, which allowed one earned run in seven innings of relief Thursday, was keen once again. Matt Stahm and Phil Maton pitched one inning each and Rowan Wick, making his major league debut, got the final three outs.

Colorado didn't have multiple baserunners aboard until the sixth inning. The Rockies were struggling so bad they asked Nolan Arenado, who has more RBIs (545) than any player since 2014 and 91 this year, to sacrifice bunt when Carlos Gonazalez opened the sixth with a walk.

Arenado advanced Gonzalez to second, but he was stranded. Galvis snagged Trevor Story's liner and David Dahl struck out.

''We definitely feel like we're better than what we've been doing,'' Story said. ''We just really had that big hit with runners on.''

Kennedy was on his game.

''I tried not to do too much,'' said Kennedy, a Padres 11th round pick in 2015. ''In the first inning I just said I'm going to make pitches and whatever happens, happens. Today it felt like the first day I was pounding the strike zone and getting some bad swings.''

Kennedy doesn't have a power arm, instead relying on location with his curveball and slider to upset batters' timing.

''He got inside enough to keep them honest,'' Green said.

The Rockies have gone 16 straight innings in the series without scoring against the Padres.

''The last two nights we haven't done it,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said. ''I think the only way that we can look at is the big picture. We're in a pennant race, we've had two rough nights offensively, we've pitched well until the eighth inning.''

Antonio Senzatela (4-5) pitched six innings and gave up a run and four hits.

Galvis provided an additional cushion in the seventh when he drove in Austin Hedges with an RBI single off reliever Seunghwan Oh. Hedges reached on a one-out double.

Reyes, who is only four homers off Hunter Renfroe's team-high 17, struck again with a laser to left-center in the fourth inning. Senzatela presented a center-cut, 93 mph fastball and Reyes, a call-up from Triple-A El Paso on Aug. 4, didn't let the mistake get by. It extended the rookie outfielder's hitting streak to six games and he has gone deep in nine of his last 10 contests. Over that span he has four homers and a double.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: RHP Bryan Mitchell (elbow) will come off the disabled list and get the start in Monday's game at Arizona. Mitchell last pitched on June 6.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (10-7, 4.76) has seen Colorado win four of his five starts since returning from Triple-A Albuquerque on Aug. 5. Gray is 7-3 in 14 career starts against the Padres, which includes a 3-1 mark this year.

Padres: LHP Robbie Erlin (3-4, 3.69) will make his seventh appearance and second start against the Rockies this year in the third contest of the four-game series. He's pitched to a 2.61 ERA with the Rockies hitting just .205 against him. He went five innings, allowing three runs and five hits at Colorado in a start on Aug. 21 for the win.

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  • W: B. Kennedy (1-2)L: A. Senzatela (4-5)
  • HR: SD - W. Myers (10), F. Reyes (13), L. Urias (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40200001.276.344.475.8192.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000003.274.319.426.7451.0
C. Gonzalez RF30000102.290.345.486.8311.0
N. Arenado 3B30000011.300.383.558.941-0.5
T. Story SS40200001.290.348.533.8814.0
D. Dahl LF30000112.265.322.469.7910.5
R. McMahon 1B40000024.238.317.381.698-1.0
C. Iannetta C40100011.216.325.368.6930.5
A. Senzatela P10000000.077.077.154.2310.0
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S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski CF-RF31200100.263.338.341.6794.0
L. Urias 2B31121101.267.389.533.9228.0
W. Myers 3B41111022.259.316.469.7855.0
E. Hosmer 1B41200010.253.315.392.7084.5
H. Renfroe LF41110001.256.310.498.8084.0
F. Reyes RF31111011.254.311.521.8325.5
M. Margot CF10000001.250.294.385.6790.0
A. Hedges C41210001.238.289.422.7115.0
F. Galvis SS40110011.239.293.367.6601.5
B. Kennedy P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Spangenberg PH10000010.238.293.383.676-0.5
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Pirela PH10000001.248.302.335.6370.0
R. Wick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Strahm in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Maton in the 8th
BATTING
  • SH - N. Arenado, A. Senzatela (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu 2 (2), C. Gonzalez, N. Arenado, R. McMahon 3 (3), C. Iannetta
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer 2 (30), H. Renfroe (21), A. Hedges (10)
  • HR - L. Urias, W. Myers (10), F. Reyes (13)
  • RBI - L. Urias 2 (2), W. Myers (31), H. Renfroe (54), F. Reyes (17), A. Hedges (30), F. Galvis (58)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Reyes (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Urias, W. Myers 2 (2), A. Hedges, J. Pirela
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (22)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gonzalez (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (L, 4-5)6.04111414.881.3712.0
S. Oh1.02110102.481.020.5
J. McGee0.03441026.461.46-8.0
B. Shaw1.02110106.311.830.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (L, 4-5)6.0
S. Oh1.0
J. McGee0.0
B. Shaw1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Kennedy (W, 1-2)6.04002205.761.7223.0
M. Strahm (H, 4)1.01000202.130.973.0
P. Maton (H, 3)1.00000104.101.493.5
R. Wick1.00000100.000.003.5
PITCHERSIP
B. Kennedy (W, 1-2)6.0
M. Strahm (H, 4)1.0
P. Maton (H, 3)1.0
R. Wick1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 85-55, S. Oh 10-7, J. McGee 16-9, B. Shaw 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-4, B. Shaw 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, S. Oh 4, J. McGee 4, B. Shaw 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Kennedy (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Kennedy 88-55, M. Strahm 14-11, P. Maton 6-5, R. Wick 8-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Kennedy 10-6, R. Wick 2-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Kennedy 25, M. Strahm 4, P. Maton 3, R. Wick 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40200001.276.344.475.8192.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000003.274.319.426.7451.0
C. Gonzalez RF30000102.290.345.486.8311.0
N. Arenado 3B30000011.300.383.558.941-0.5
T. Story SS40200001.290.348.533.8814.0
D. Dahl LF30000112.265.322.469.7910.5
R. McMahon 1B40000024.238.317.381.698-1.0
C. Iannetta C40100011.216.325.368.6930.5
A. Senzatela P10000000.077.077.154.2310.0
a- I. Desmond PH10000010.228.296.429.725-0.5
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski CF-RF31200100.263.338.341.6794.0
L. Urias 2B31121101.267.389.533.9228.0
W. Myers 3B41111022.259.316.469.7855.0
E. Hosmer 1B41200010.253.315.392.7084.5
H. Renfroe LF41110001.256.310.498.8084.0
F. Reyes RF31111011.254.311.521.8325.5
M. Margot CF10000001.250.294.385.6790.0
A. Hedges C41210001.238.289.422.7115.0
F. Galvis SS40110011.239.293.367.6601.5
B. Kennedy P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Spangenberg PH10000010.238.293.383.676-0.5
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Pirela PH10000001.248.302.335.6370.0
R. Wick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Strahm in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Maton in the 8th
BATTING
  • SH - N. Arenado, A. Senzatela (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu 2 (2), C. Gonzalez, N. Arenado, R. McMahon 3 (3), C. Iannetta
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer 2 (30), H. Renfroe (21), A. Hedges (10)
  • HR - L. Urias, W. Myers (10), F. Reyes (13)
  • RBI - L. Urias 2 (2), W. Myers (31), H. Renfroe (54), F. Reyes (17), A. Hedges (30), F. Galvis (58)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Reyes (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Urias, W. Myers 2 (2), A. Hedges, J. Pirela
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (22)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gonzalez (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (L, 4-5)6.04111414.881.3712.0
S. Oh1.02110102.481.020.5
J. McGee0.03441026.461.46-8.0
B. Shaw1.02110106.311.830.5
Total8.01177263---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (L, 4-5)6.0
S. Oh1.0
J. McGee0.0
B. Shaw1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Kennedy (W, 1-2)6.04002205.761.7223.0
M. Strahm (H, 4)1.01000202.130.973.0
P. Maton (H, 3)1.00000104.101.493.5
R. Wick1.00000100.000.003.5
Total9.0500260---
PITCHERSIP
B. Kennedy (W, 1-2)6.0
M. Strahm (H, 4)1.0
P. Maton (H, 3)1.0
R. Wick1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 85-55, S. Oh 10-7, J. McGee 16-9, B. Shaw 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-4, B. Shaw 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, S. Oh 4, J. McGee 4, B. Shaw 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Kennedy (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Kennedy 88-55, M. Strahm 14-11, P. Maton 6-5, R. Wick 8-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Kennedy 10-6, R. Wick 2-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Kennedy 25, M. Strahm 4, P. Maton 3, R. Wick 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Hedges singled to right center, Renfroe scored07
    Renfroe doubled to deep left, Hosmer scored06
    Myers homered to right05
    Urias homered to right, Jankowski scored04
  • 7TH INNING
    Galvis singled to right center, Hedges scored, Galvis out at second02
  • 4TH INNING
    Reyes homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Rowan Wick pitching
    • D. Dahl: Dahl grounded out to second
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • Manuel Margot in center field
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez popped out to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee relieved Seung-Hwan Oh
    • T. Jankowski: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jankowski walked
    • L. Urias: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Urias homered to right, Jankowski scored
    • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Myers homered to right
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hosmer doubled to left center
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Jake McGee
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Renfroe doubled to deep left, Hosmer scored
    • M. Margot: Foul, Margot lined out to right, Renfroe to third
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Hedges singled to right center, Renfroe scored
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Jose Pirela hit for Phil Maton
    • J. Pirela: Pirela grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Strahm relieved Brett Kennedy
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Ian Desmond hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu popped out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Seung-Hwan Oh pitching
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reyes flied out to left
    • A. Hedges: Hedges doubled to left center
    • F. Galvis: Galvis singled to right center, Hedges scored, Galvis out at second
    • Cory Spangenberg hit for Matt Strahm
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • N. Arenado: Arenado hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Gonzalez to second
    • T. Story: Story lined out to shortstop
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dahl walked
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Iannetta singled to shallow center
    • A. Senzatela: Senzatela hit sacrifice bunt to first, Iannetta to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon lined out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Galvis lined out to center
    • B. Kennedy: Kennedy grounded out to second
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jankowski singled to shallow left
    • L. Urias: Urias grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Jankowski out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Story singled to center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Dahl reached on fielder's choice to first, Story out at second
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, McMahon flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe flied out to left
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes homered to center
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hedges flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Ball, Strike looking, Senzatela grounded out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon popped out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu hit by pitch
    • C. Gonzalez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Galvis fouled out to left
    • B. Kennedy: Strike looking, Kennedy grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jankowski singled to shallow right
    • L. Urias: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Urias walked, Jankowski to second
    • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Foul, Ball, Story reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • D. Dahl: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Story stole second, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, Foul, McMahon grounded out to first, Story to third
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer doubled to deep center
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Renfroe reached on fielder's choice to second, Hosmer out at third
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hedges grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Renfroe out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Blackmon reached on an infield single to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second, Blackmon to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at third
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jankowski grounded out to second
    • L. Urias: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Urias grounded out to second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)