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Rockies 6, Padres 1: Freeland dominates, offense stays hot in Saturday’s win

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Rockies rack up 11 hits in win to tie up the series

It was a good night at Coors Field as the Rockies got it done offensively and defensively and held the Padres to one run. Kyle Freeland kept San Diego’s lineup to two hits through six shutout innings. Freeland is now boasting a 1.50 ERA, and his final line on the night came to: 2 H, 1 BB, 4 SO. K-Free earned the win and Joey Lucchesi with the loss.

Successful second inning

Garrett Hampson began a one-out rally of base hits that ended with the Rockies on top 3-0. Drew Butera got the Rockies on the board with a sacrifice fly after back-to-back singles from Hampson and Chris Owings. With two outs at the top of the order, David Dahl singled and left runners on the corners for Trevor Story. In a failed attempt to pick off Dahl, Joey Lucchesi threw past the first baseman, allowing Dahl to advance to second and Owings scored on the play. Charlie Blackmon followed the play up with an RBI single to shallow right field, leaving Padres manager Jayce Tingler to pull Lucchesi out of the game.

Offense goes off

The Rockies’ bats were alive, and hits were aplenty with seven of the nine starters recording a hit. Chris Owings went 3-4 with a run and an RBI, while Trevor Story and Matt Kemp both went yard. In the third, Kemp drove a 3-1 pitch 457 feet to record his first home run in a Rockies uniform.

After an inning-ending diving stop to get Jurickson Profar out, Story sent a no-doubter out to the left field bleachers.

Colorado’s final run came in the fifth inning, Owings driving in Kemp from third — Rockies up 6-0.

Human highlight reel

Between Nolan Arenado and Story, the Gold Glove plays never stopped tonight on the left side of the diamond. Arenado ran 118 feet to make a terrific sliding catch in foul territory. Words can’t quite do it justice, so check it out here for yourself.

Padres on the board

Trent Grisham gave the Padres their only run with a solo home run in the top of the eighth off of Yency Almonte.

Up next

Rockies try for their third series win on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. MT. Antonio Senzatela is on the hill and set to face Zach Davies.