Solarte, Schimpf homer back-to-back; Padres beat Rockies 6-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) It's probably a surprise to most baseball fans that the rebuilding San Diego Padres are among the top 10 teams in the majors in home runs this season.

The Padres showed their pop Tuesday night when Yangervis Solarte and Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back home runs off Tyler Chatwood in the sixth inning of a 6-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies that spoiled Bud Black's return to Petco Park.

Speedy little Manuel Margot might have had an inside-the-park home run in the same inning but had to hold up with a triple because pitcher Trevor Cahill was still lumbering home ahead of him.

Chatwood (2-4) held the Padres hitless through five innings before they jumped on him. Cahill drew a leadoff walk and scored on Margot's triple, which bounced past the glove of diving center fielder Charlie Blackmon. Wil Myers hit a one-out RBI double and was aboard for Solarte's shot to right. Schimpf followed with a moonshot estimated at 431 feet to right-center.

Chatwood ''had really good stuff but we were helping him out getting outside the zone,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''Then we shrunk the zone down, got some walks and got in position to score some runs. I think patience leads to power.''

It was Solarte's third and Schimpf's seventh. It was the second time this season the Padres went back-to-back. They also did it April 15 at Atlanta.

The Padres have 37 homers.

''I love it, honestly, especially since we may not be that big size wise, but we're showing people that we have some power,'' Solarte said through a translator. ''I think that's the fun of it because people might not necessarily believe it, but we're showing that they should believe it and that nothing's impossible.

''We don't necessarily have the big-name stars that other teams have, by any means, but I think what we're showing is as a group we're able to show we can do these things,'' he added. ''We do have that power and it really speaks to the chemistry we have here and is something we can build on for years to come.''

Black managed the Padres from 2007 until he was fired on June 15, 2015. The Rockies came in leading the NL West by a half game over Arizona.

''I thought Tyler pitched great through the first five innings,'' Black said. ''I think the third time through the lineup they got onto the fastball. I think Tyler learned a valuable lesson today about the ability to change speeds as the game goes on. Solarte jumped on a fastball. Myers jumped on that 3-2 fastball, Schimpf jumped on a fastball. Major league hitters will make adjustments as the game goes on.''

Said Chatwood: ''It was 1-0, I hadn't given up a run yet so I thought I was in complete control. A couple balls didn't go my way, and then like I said the walks and the home runs are the things that are killing me.''

Cahill (2-2), who grew up in Vista in northern San Diego County, won his second straight home game. He allowed an unearned run and three hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked none.

Chatwood allowed five runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out four and walked four.

San Diego's Cory Spangenberg hit an RBI single in the seventh and Colorado's Nolan Arenado had a bases-loaded, infield single in the eighth.

Colorado's Ian Desmond scored in the second when he stole second and Austin Hedges' throw ended up in center field for a two-base error. Desmond had reached on a leadoff single.

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Cahill scored from first on Margot's triple. Margot came charging around third but saw that Cahill hadn't scored yet and held up.

''He looked like an offensive lineman who had recovered a fumble and was trying to get to the end zone,'' Green said of Cahill, ''and no disrespect to offensive lineman anywhere.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: C Tony Wolters suffered a concussion in the seventh when he was hit in the helmet on pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez's backswing. Wolters left a few pitches later.

UP NEXT

Rockies: Rookie RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-1, 2.81) looks for his second win against San Diego. He earned his first big league win against the Padres on April 11.

Padres: RHP Jered Weaver (0-2, 4.71) has allowed 10 homers in five starts, including two in a 3-2 loss at Colorado on April 11.

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  • W: T. Cahill (2-2)L: T. Chatwood (2-4)
  • HR: SD - R. Schimpf (7), Y. Solarte (3)
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  • b-singled for Estevez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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  • a-flied out for Hand in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (6)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (8)
  • 3B - M. Margot (2)
  • HR - Y. Solarte (3), R. Schimpf (7)
  • RBI - M. Margot (9), C. Spangenberg (2), W. Myers (21), Y. Solarte 2 (18), R. Schimpf (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Margot (4)
FIELDING
  • E - D. LeMahieu (2)
  • PB - T. Wolters (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Hedges (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 2-4)5.14554425.401.50-1.0
S. Oberg0.20000104.260.000.5
C. Estevez1.01101207.942.002.0
J. McGee1.00000202.790.004.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 2-4)5.1
S. Oberg0.2
C. Estevez1.0
J. McGee1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Cahill (W, 2-2)6.03100703.600.5028.5
B. Hand1.00000200.640.004.0
M. Diaz0.22111205.844.50-3.0
R. Buchter (H, 3)0.11000103.003.00-0.5
B. Maurer1.00000302.380.004.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Cahill (W, 2-2)6.0
B. Hand1.0
M. Diaz0.2
R. Buchter (H, 3)0.1
B. Maurer1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 95-54, S. Oberg 8-6, C. Estevez 30-18, J. McGee 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 8-3, S. Oberg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 23, S. Oberg 2, C. Estevez 6, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 89-56, B. Hand 18-12, M. Diaz 18-11, R. Buchter 7-6, B. Maurer 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 6-5
  • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 21, B. Hand 3, M. Diaz 5, R. Buchter 2, B. Maurer 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Arenado 3B40210021.301.360.612.9712.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000035.207.272.326.598-1.5
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G. Parra LF20000011.276.313.421.734-0.5
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T. Story SS40000030.170.271.404.675-1.5
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  • a-flied out for Parra in the 7th
  • b-singled for Estevez in the 8th
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R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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Y. Solarte 2B41121013.282.348.417.7656.5
R. Schimpf 3B31111120.156.309.442.7516.0
H. Renfroe RF40000031.208.222.377.600-1.5
A. Hedges C40000001.193.244.446.6900.0
E. Aybar SS31000011.212.299.329.6280.5
T. Cahill P11000100.143.250.286.5362.0
B. Hand P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Hand in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (6)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (8)
  • 3B - M. Margot (2)
  • HR - Y. Solarte (3), R. Schimpf (7)
  • RBI - M. Margot (9), C. Spangenberg (2), W. Myers (21), Y. Solarte 2 (18), R. Schimpf (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Margot (4)
FIELDING
  • E - D. LeMahieu (2)
  • PB - T. Wolters (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Hedges (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 2-4)5.14554425.401.50-1.0
S. Oberg0.20000104.260.000.5
C. Estevez1.01101207.942.002.0
J. McGee1.00000202.790.004.0
Total8.0565592---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 2-4)5.1
S. Oberg0.2
C. Estevez1.0
J. McGee1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Cahill (W, 2-2)6.03100703.600.5028.5
B. Hand1.00000200.640.004.0
M. Diaz0.22111205.844.50-3.0
R. Buchter (H, 3)0.11000103.003.00-0.5
B. Maurer1.00000302.380.004.5
Total9.06211150---
PITCHERSIP
T. Cahill (W, 2-2)6.0
B. Hand1.0
M. Diaz0.2
R. Buchter (H, 3)0.1
B. Maurer1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 95-54, S. Oberg 8-6, C. Estevez 30-18, J. McGee 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 8-3, S. Oberg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 23, S. Oberg 2, C. Estevez 6, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 89-56, B. Hand 18-12, M. Diaz 18-11, R. Buchter 7-6, B. Maurer 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 6-5
  • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 21, B. Hand 3, M. Diaz 5, R. Buchter 2, B. Maurer 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Arenado reached on an infield single to pitcher, Amarista scored, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second26
  • 7TH INNING
    Spangenberg singled to left, Aybar scored, Margot to second16
  • 6TH INNING
    Schimpf homered to right center15
    Solarte homered to right, Myers scored14
    Myers doubled to deep center, Margot scored12
    Margot tripled to deep center, Cahill scored11
  • 2ND INNING
    Desmond scored on catcher Hedges fielding error10
  • 9TH INNING
    • B. Maurer Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Diaz Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Amarista singled to left center
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon singled to left center, Amarista to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, LeMahieu walked, Amarista to third, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Arenado reached on an infield single to pitcher, Amarista scored, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, In play
    • G. Parra: Parra flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Estevez Pitching:
    • E. Aybar: Aybar safe at first on 2nd baseman LeMahieu fielding error
    • H. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez flied out to right
    • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Aybar to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Spangenberg singled to left, Aybar scored, Margot to second
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chatwood flied out to shallow center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • T. Cahill: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cahill walked
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot tripled to deep center, Cahill scored
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Myers doubled to deep center, Margot scored
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte homered to right, Myers scored
    • R. Schimpf: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Schimpf homered to right center
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Foul, Ball, Hedges grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wolters flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schimpf walked
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Hedges grounded out to pitcher, Schimpf to second
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Desmond grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Margot walked
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Margot caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg walked
    • W. Myers: Myers grounded out to shortstop, Spangenberg to second
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solarte grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chatwood struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hedges lined out to first
    • E. Aybar: Aybar grounded out to second
    • T. Cahill: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cahill grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond singled to right
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra lined out to left
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Desmond stole second, Desmond scored on catcher Hedges fielding error, Foul, Story lined out to third
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Wolters grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Solarte grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Schimpf: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Schimpf struck out looking
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Renfroe grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Cahill Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon doubled to left center
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Arenado struck out on foul tip
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg lined out to center
    • W. Myers: Ball, Myers flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)