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Rockies 6, Padres 2: Jon Gray and a couple triples power Colorado win

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The Rockies recover from disappointing loss on Tuesday

The Rockies beat the Padres 6-2 at Coors Field on Wednesday night. The win improves the Rockies season record to 69-57.

Good Gray Day

He wasn’t happy when he was removed with one out in the sixth inning, but Jon Gray pitched a good game overall. As is tradition, he allowed a run in the first inning but settled down afterward. Gray only allowed two baserunners from innings two through six. Bud Black decided to take him out of the game after giving up a long home run to Freddie Galvis and a single to Franmil Reyes in the seventh. The Rockies already had a comfortable 5-2 lead at that point, and Seunghwan Oh recorded the final two outs of the seventh without allowing any more damage.

Runs, bit by bit

The bulk of the offense came from Tony Wolters and Ian Desmond. Both tripled, and both drove in two runs. Desmond scored two himself, and Wolters scored once. There weren’t any big flies or big innings — the Rockies scored one or two runs in four separate innings — but it was more than enough given how well the team pitched overall.

Up next

The Rockies and Padres finish their three-game series tomorrow, and it looks to be a good pitching matchup between two lefties. Kyle Freeland will start against Joey Lucchesi. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 MT.