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MLB: San Diego 7, Colorado 2

Sept. 4, 2011 at 8:08 PM

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Mat Latos tossed seven solid innings and Will Venable drove in three runs Sunday, propelling the San Diego Padres to a 7-2 win over Colorado.

Latos (7-13) broke a personal four-start winless streak, holding the Rockies to two runs on five hits and a walk over seven frames. He struck out eight as San Diego avoided a three-game sweep.

Venable capped the scoring with a three-run triple in the eighth inning and Jeremy Hermida added three RBI with two singles for the Padres.

Colorado's Aaron Cook (3-9) coughed up three runs on four hits over six innings.

Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a run scored and Seth Smith added an RBI single for the Rockies.

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