MLB: Colorado 8, San Diego 4

April 18, 2012 at 11:57 PM

DENVER, April 18 (UPI) -- Jonathan Herrera's two-run homer highlighted a five-run second inning Wednesday that helped push Colorado to an 8-4 decision over San Diego.

The Rockies overcame two home runs and three RBI from Chase Headley to win their second in a row.

Colorado's big second inning also featured a two-run double by Chris Nelson and Michael Cuddyer contributed a two-run shot in the fifth that boosted the Rockies' lead to 7-1.

Juan Nicasio (1-0) lasted 6 1/3 innings to get the win, allowing four runs on seven hits. San Diego starter Clayton Richard (1-1) surrendered eight runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3.

San Diego has lost six out of seven. Colorado completed a nine-game homestand with a 5-4 mark.

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