The Padres broke their losing streak by winning a pitcher's duel in walk-off fashion. Colin Rea kept the team in the game with his best start yet, throwing seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits and three walks. Wil Myers put them on the board with his first home run since his return from the disabled list, and Cory Spangenberg, Clint Barmes, and Brett Wallace worked together to wrap things up in the bottom of the ninth.
The Rockies pulled starter Jon Gray after five innings, and they probably regretted it. Wil Myers took a curveball from reliever Gonzalez Germen and hammered it over the left-center field fence. The Padres managed to get a couple more baserunners that inning, but Germen escaped without allowing further damage. Rea finished off his start by retiring the Rockies in order, and Kevin Quackenbush did the same thing in the eighth inning.
Craig Kimbrel started the ninth smoothly, retiring Jose Reyes and Carlos Gonzalez with eight pitches. But Nolan Arenado took his tenth pitch and drove it into the left field stands to tie the game. But the game didn't go into extras. Spangenberg led off the bottom of the ninth with a double into left center, and then Barmes moved him to third with a pinch bunt. That brought Wallace to the plate, and he hit a sharp grounder to shortstop Jose Reyes. Spangenberg was bolting toward home and the throw to the plate was on the first base side, leaving Spang with plenty of room to avoid a tag.
James Shields gets the start at 6:10 PM tomorrow. He'll be going for his 11th win of the season.
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