Parra's 3-run homer lifts Rockies to 6-4 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) After hitting a go-ahead, three-run homer, Gerardo Parra was just as happy that rookie Noel Cuevas went deep for the first time.

''It's good having new talent like that and for him to hit his first homer in the big leagues,'' Parra said after the Colorado Rockies hit three home runs to beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 Monday night. ''Every player wants to do something that helps us win.''

Daniel Castro also homered for the Rockies, who won for the second time in six games.

Parra gave Colorado a 6-3 lead when he connected with one out in the sixth inning off Kazuhisa Makita (0-1), who was making his first appearance since being recalled from Triple-A on Sunday. Parra's second homer of the season came with Ian Desmond and Chris Iannetta aboard on singles.

''More importantly than the homer, it was a great win tonight,'' Parra said.

Castro homered leading off the fifth, his first, and Cuevas connected with two outs for a 3-2 lead. Cuevas made his major league debut on April 22.

''I hit it good and I was just trying to see if it was high enough and when I saw him turn around and it hit the stands, it was a pretty electric feeling,'' Cuevas said.

''I was happy that we got the lead back. That was the first thing in my mind. It was a good homer, the momentum went back our way. We knew that we had the arms in the bullpen to keep us close and we got the W.''

Eric Hosmer hit a tying double for the Padres in the fifth before Parra put the Rockies back in front.

Castro was called up from the minors on May 1.

''That was great. When you get contributions from guys up from Triple-A, it really makes the club have a good vibe to it,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said. ''And obviously a big swing by Parra. That gave us a little momentum when those two guys went deep so, happy for those guys. They're great Rockies. They're going to contribute here. We're going to need those guys moving forward.''

Franmil Reyes made his big league debut for the Padres after leading all of professional baseball in homers with 14 while at Triple-A El Paso. He started in right field and went 0 for 4. He reached on a throwing error by shortstop Trevor Story that allowed Franchy Cordero to score for a 2-1 lead in the fourth.

Freddy Galvis of the Padres finished a homer short of the cycle. He tried to bunt for a single in the ninth to get a rally going but was thrown out.

Colorado's Nolan Arenado had three hits and an RBI.

Tyler Anderson (3-1) allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings and reached base twice against rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi. Anderson walked with one out in the third and scored on Arenado's single. He singled in the fifth before being forced out.

Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his 15th save.

Lucchesi struggled through five innings, allowing three runs and six hits while striking out two and walking one. He also was thrown out trying to score on a passed ball to end the third. The big pitcher lumbered down the line and an awkward slide left him short of the plate.

Lucchesi, making his ninth career start, said he had tightness in his glutes.

''I know I can pitch better than that, but just a little bit of tightness was bothering me from how I normally pitch and I was just trying to grind it out for my team,'' he said.

''I just didn't feel like myself today. I didn't have my normal mechanics. I was dropping my arm slot.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Placed All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb and recalled infielder Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque. LeMahieu was hurt Sunday while taking a swing during a loss to Milwaukee. He was batting .279 with five home runs and 13 RBIs.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (2-4, 5.35 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the finale of the two-game series Tuesday. He tossed three innings against San Diego on April 11 in Denver before being ejected for his part in a brawl that started when San Diego's Luis Perdomo threw behind Arenado.

Padres: RHP Jordan Lyles (0-1, 3.28) will start against his former team.

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  • W: T. Anderson (3-1)L: K. Makita (0-1)S: W. Davis (15)
  • HR: COL - G. Parra (2), N. Cuevas (1), D. Castro (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40100112.275.376.549.9253.5
N. Cuevas RF51111004.308.357.385.7426.0
N. Arenado 3B40310100.326.418.5931.0105.0
T. Story SS50000007.227.322.513.8350.0
I. Desmond 1B41100032.172.214.352.5660.5
C. Iannetta C41100000.229.321.396.7172.0
G. Parra LF41131000.271.323.373.6968.0
D. Castro 2B41111000.160.160.280.4406.0
T. Anderson P21100110.083.214.083.2982.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10100000.119.188.169.3571.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF50110012.202.244.311.5551.5
E. Hosmer 1B30110102.264.366.466.8326.0
J. Pirela 2B40000012.265.324.347.671-0.5
C. Villanueva 3B40100011.227.308.496.8040.5
F. Cordero LF41000021.261.339.468.8070.0
F. Reyes RF40000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
F. Galvis SS42300000.237.306.309.6158.0
A. Ellis C40110003.286.404.357.7612.0
J. Lucchesi P00000100.000.188.000.1881.0
a- M. Szczur PH11100000.256.333.395.7293.0
K. Makita P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Spangenberg PH10000011.190.227.333.561-0.5
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Erlin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
c- T. Jankowski PH00000100.349.440.512.9521.0
  • a-doubled for Lucchesi in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Makita in the 6th
  • c-walked for Erlin in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - N. Cuevas, G. Parra (2), D. Castro
  • RBI - N. Cuevas, N. Arenado (23), G. Parra 3 (10), D. Castro (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Cuevas, N. Arenado (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (13), F. Galvis (4), M. Szczur (3)
  • 3B - F. Galvis (2)
  • RBI - M. Margot (10), E. Hosmer (14), A. Ellis (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Ellis (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Hosmer (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-Castro-Desmond)
  • E - T. Story (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Galvis-Pirela-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 3-1)5.27431304.301.3412.5
B. Shaw (H, 9)1.11001204.951.602.0
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.00000301.170.654.5
W. Davis (S, 15)1.00001002.950.989.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 3-1)5.2
B. Shaw (H, 9)1.1
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.0
W. Davis (S, 15)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi5.06331223.231.236.0
K. Makita (L, 0-1)1.03330117.941.47-7.5
M. Strahm2.00002105.401.604.5
R. Erlin1.02000103.601.081.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi5.0
K. Makita (L, 0-1)1.0
M. Strahm2.0
R. Erlin1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 99-66, B. Shaw 24-15, A. Ottavino 11-9, W. Davis 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 11-3, B. Shaw 1-0, W. Davis 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 25, B. Shaw 5, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 4
  • Balks - T. Anderson
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Strahm
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 71-49, K. Makita 17-13, M. Strahm 30-20, R. Erlin 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 7-5, K. Makita 1-1, M. Strahm 2-3, R. Erlin 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 21, K. Makita 6, M. Strahm 8, R. Erlin 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40100112.275.376.549.9253.5
N. Cuevas RF51111004.308.357.385.7426.0
N. Arenado 3B40310100.326.418.5931.0105.0
T. Story SS50000007.227.322.513.8350.0
I. Desmond 1B41100032.172.214.352.5660.5
C. Iannetta C41100000.229.321.396.7172.0
G. Parra LF41131000.271.323.373.6968.0
D. Castro 2B41111000.160.160.280.4406.0
T. Anderson P21100110.083.214.083.2982.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10100000.119.188.169.3571.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF50110012.202.244.311.5551.5
E. Hosmer 1B30110102.264.366.466.8326.0
J. Pirela 2B40000012.265.324.347.671-0.5
C. Villanueva 3B40100011.227.308.496.8040.5
F. Cordero LF41000021.261.339.468.8070.0
F. Reyes RF40000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
F. Galvis SS42300000.237.306.309.6158.0
A. Ellis C40110003.286.404.357.7612.0
J. Lucchesi P00000100.000.188.000.1881.0
a- M. Szczur PH11100000.256.333.395.7293.0
K. Makita P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Spangenberg PH10000011.190.227.333.561-0.5
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Erlin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
c- T. Jankowski PH00000100.349.440.512.9521.0
Total3448303812-----
  • a-doubled for Lucchesi in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Makita in the 6th
  • c-walked for Erlin in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - N. Cuevas, G. Parra (2), D. Castro
  • RBI - N. Cuevas, N. Arenado (23), G. Parra 3 (10), D. Castro (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Cuevas, N. Arenado (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (13), F. Galvis (4), M. Szczur (3)
  • 3B - F. Galvis (2)
  • RBI - M. Margot (10), E. Hosmer (14), A. Ellis (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Ellis (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Hosmer (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-Castro-Desmond)
  • E - T. Story (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Galvis-Pirela-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 3-1)5.27431304.301.3412.5
B. Shaw (H, 9)1.11001204.951.602.0
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.00000301.170.654.5
W. Davis (S, 15)1.00001002.950.989.0
Total9.0843380---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 3-1)5.2
B. Shaw (H, 9)1.1
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.0
W. Davis (S, 15)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lucchesi5.06331223.231.236.0
K. Makita (L, 0-1)1.03330117.941.47-7.5
M. Strahm2.00002105.401.604.5
R. Erlin1.02000103.601.081.5
Total9.01166353---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lucchesi5.0
K. Makita (L, 0-1)1.0
M. Strahm2.0
R. Erlin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 99-66, B. Shaw 24-15, A. Ottavino 11-9, W. Davis 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 11-3, B. Shaw 1-0, W. Davis 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 25, B. Shaw 5, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 4
  • Balks - T. Anderson
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Strahm
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lucchesi 71-49, K. Makita 17-13, M. Strahm 30-20, R. Erlin 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lucchesi 7-5, K. Makita 1-1, M. Strahm 2-3, R. Erlin 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lucchesi 21, K. Makita 6, M. Strahm 8, R. Erlin 5
  • 6TH INNING
    Ellis singled to right center, Galvis scored64
    Parra homered to right, Desmond and Iannetta scored63
  • 5TH INNING
    Hosmer doubled to right center, Szczur scored33
    Cuevas homered to left32
    Castro homered to left22
  • 4TH INNING
    Reyes safe at first on shortstop Story fielding error, Cordero scored12
  • 3RD INNING
    Margot reached on bunt single to pitcher, Galvis scored, Lucchesi to second11
    Arenado singled to left center, Anderson scored, Blackmon to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Robbie Erlin relieved Matt Strahm
    • Pat Valaika hit for Adam Ottavino
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Valaika singled to center
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Cuevas fouled out to first
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to right, Valaika to second
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Story grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Arenado out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • F. Galvis: Galvis grounded bunt out to first
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Ellis flied out to deep center
    • Travis Jankowski hit for Robbie Erlin
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jankowski walked
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Iannetta grounded out to third
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Parra grounded out to third
    • D. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Castro lined out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Bryan Shaw
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Strahm pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Strike looking, Cuevas popped out to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Blackmon stole second, Ball, Ball, Arenado intentionally walked
    • T. Story: Story popped out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Shaw Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer walked
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pirela grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hosmer out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Kazuhisa Makita pitching
    • T. Story: Story grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond singled to center
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Iannetta singled to right, Desmond to second
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Parra homered to right, Desmond and Iannetta scored
    • D. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro flied out to center
    • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cordero grounded out to third
    • F. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis tripled to left center
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Tyler Anderson
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Foul, Ellis singled to right center, Galvis scored
    • Cory Spangenberg hit for Kazuhisa Makita
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • D. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro homered to left
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson singled to shallow center
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Anderson out at second
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Cuevas homered to left
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Szczur hit for Joey Lucchesi
    • M. Szczur: Szczur doubled to left
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot lined out to left
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Hosmer doubled to right center, Szczur scored
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer stole third, Strike looking, Foul, Pirela flied out to shallow right
    • C. Villanueva: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villanueva popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta flied out to left
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Parra grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
    • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Villanueva singled to left
    • F. Cordero: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Cordero reached on fielder's choice to first, Villanueva out at second
    • F. Reyes: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Cordero to second on balk, Foul, Ball, Reyes safe at first on shortstop Story fielding error, Cordero scored
    • F. Galvis: Galvis singled to shallow right center, Reyes to second
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Ellis grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Galvis out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • D. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon singled to center, Anderson to second
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cuevas popped out to first
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to left center, Anderson scored, Blackmon to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Story lined out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis doubled to shallow left
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ellis grounded out to second, Galvis to third
    • J. Lucchesi: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucchesi walked
    • M. Margot: Foul, Margot reached on bunt single to pitcher, Galvis scored, Lucchesi to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to first, Lucchesi to third, Margot to second
    • J. Pirela: Foul, Ball, Lucchesi out at home on wild pitch
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta lined out to right
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Foul, Villanueva grounded out to third
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Lucchesi Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Cuevas: Cuevas grounded out to third
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado singled to right center
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Story flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to first
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Pirela grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)