Padres offense wakes up in 13-6 rout of Rockies
DENVER — After setting a Major League Baseball record by failing to score in their first three games of the season, the Padres came alive against the Colorado Rockies, winning 13-6 at Coors Field Friday afternoon.
The Padres (1-3) trailed 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning, running the scoreless inning streak to 30. But new outfielder Jon Jay smacked a single to right-center field that scored Melvin Upton Jr. and gave the Friars their first run of the year.
And they were just getting started. Cory Spangenberg tripled to bring home Jay and pitcher Colin Rea, which put the Padres up 3-2 — their first lead this season. Matt Kemp and Yangervis Solarte followed that up with a single and double, respectively, and San Diego led 6-2.
The Rockies (2-2) battled back to make it 6-5, but in the fifth inning, Kemp answered with a three-run home run. Kemp finished 4-for-6 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Then in the sixth, Upton hit a two-run homer to push the lead to six runs. Solarte added a two-run double in the ninth, and the Padres picked up their first win of 2016.
One bright spot for Colorado: Rookie shortstop Trevor Story hit his fifth and sixth home runs of the season, becoming the first player in 100 years to homer in his first four career games.
The teams will continue their series Saturday at 5:10 p.m.