MLB: Colorado 12, San Diego 7

April 28, 2009 at 1:27 AM
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DENVER, April 28 (UPI) -- Ian Stewart had three RBI and a run scored Monday when the Colorado Rockies pounded out a 12-7 win over San Diego.

Todd Helton, Garrett Atkins, Brad Hawpe and Clint Barmes had two RBI apiece for the Rockies, who won their second straight game following a seven-game losing streak.

Starting in place of the injured Franklin Morales, Jason Hammel went three-plus innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and three walks.

Jason Grilli (1-1) got the win, after pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Jody Gerut had three hits, including a home run, and scored three runs for Padres, who have lost three straight. Chase Headley drove in two and scored a run. Brian Giles, Adrian Gonzalez, Luis Rodriguez and Kevin Kouzmanoff each drove in a run for San Diego.

Chris Young (2-1) took the loss, giving up eight runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and five walks in three-plus innings for the Padres.

The Rockies were ahead 6-5 when they erupted for a four-run fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Hawpe and a two-out RBI single by Barmes.

Hawpe was taken off the field on a cart in the sixth inning after he was struck in the neck by a ball thrown by San Diego catcher Nick Hundley on a pickoff attempt. Hawpe lay motionless for a few minutes before Rockies trainers placed a brace on his neck.

He was able to walk to the cart on his own, and then was transported to a hospital.

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