Padres shutout Rockies, take series

DENVER, CO - JULY 1: Kip Wells #60 of the San Diego Padres delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Kip Wells pitched 7 scoreless innings. Kip. Wells.

In the top of the third Chris Denorfia and his flowing mullet scored on a throwing error by third basemen Jordan Pacheco. It was the only run the Padres would need, but they added on one more for good measure. In the 7th fan favorite Denorfia singled to right field scoring Alexi Amarista who had singled earlier in the inning.

Luke Gregerson relieved Wells in the 8th and pitched a scoreless frame.

The Padres newest All-Star Huston Street came in to save the game in the 9th. He struck out Colvin swinging, forced Pacheco to pop up and struck out Herrera to end the game.


Final - 7.1.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego Padres 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 0
Colorado Rockies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
WP: Kip Wells (1 - 1)
SV: Huston Street (12)
LP: Drew Pomeranz (0 - 3)

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Don't look now but the Padres are tailgating the Rockies in the division standings.


NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
San Francisco 45 35 .562 0 Won 1
Los Angeles 43 36 .544 1.5 Won 2
Arizona 39 39 .500 5 Lost 2
Colorado 30 48 .384 14 Lost 2
San Diego 30 50 .375 15 Won 2

(updated 7.1.2012 at 4:40 PM PDT)



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