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Rockies 3, Padres 1: Is It Still A Gem If There's No Offense To Back You Up?

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Xavier Nady, Padres home run leader.
Xavier Nady, Padres home run leader.
Denis Poroy

Ian Kennedy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning today, but a combination of quiet bats and sloppy defense still led to him being tagged with the loss. The Padres offense picked up just four hits in Franklin Morales's six-inning stint. One of those was Xavier Nady's solo shot to left field that led off the fourth inning and provided San Diego's sole run.

The wheels fell off of Kennedy's gem in the top of the seventh, starting with a one-out double down the third base line courtesy of Corey Dickerson. That was followed by a walk to Troy Tulowitzki. Then Justin Morneau hit a long fly ball to right field, Chris Denorfia got a bad jump on it, and it fell for a double, scoring Dickerson to tie the game. Tulowitzki scored from third on a ground out to Everth Cabrera. Cabrera looked to stop Tulo, but there was no chance of a play at home. The third run came on a single from Nolan Arenado.

The Padres split the series and fall to two games under .500. The offense will try to rebound behind Tyson Ross as the Giants come to town tomorrow. First pitch is at 7:10 PM.

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