Brad Hawpe's home run in the 14th inning lifted the Rockies over the Padres. The win moved Colorado to 3 1/2 games behind San Diego in the National League Wild Card chase. Hawpe knocked in the Rockies' first run with an RBI single in the seventh inning. Franklin Morales gave up one hit in six-plus shutout innings.
Adrian Gonzalez's home run in the ninth inning forced extra innings, but the Padres fell to the Rockies in 14. Jake Peavy allowed one run while striking out eight over seven frames. San Diego is 1 1/2 games back in the National League West standings, but the Friars hold a 1 1/2-game lead over the Phillies in the NL Wild Card race.
a-Batted for Peavy in the 7th. b-Struck out for Blum in the 7th. c-Struck out for Giles, M in the 10th. d-Grounded out for Bradley in the 11th. e-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Brocail in the 12th. f-Popped out for Thatcher in the 14th.
BATTING 2B: Giles, B (23, Corpas). HR: Gonzalez (27, 9th inning off Corpas, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Giles, B 2; Gonzalez 4; Kouzmanoff; Giles, M. RBI: Gonzalez (91). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley; Ensberg; Cameron, M; Giles, B 2. S: Peavy; Bard; Stansberry. GIDP: Bard. Team LOB: 9.