Tuesday night, the visiting Colorado Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres 6-3 to extend their winning streak to six games. Cal Quantrill pitched into the seventh inning, and Ezequiel Tovar hit a home run. Over the course of six and a half innings, Quantrill (3-3) scattered six hits, giving up one run and three walks while striking out five.

Despite only recording one 1-2-3 inning, he was able to capitalise on three double plays by the defence. Quantrill’s night came to an end when Jurickson Profar walked to start the seventh. Over five and a third innings, Dylan Cease (5-3) allowed five hits and three runs while striking out eight and walking one. For just the second time in his previous seven starts, he let up more than three hits. Ryan McMahon of the Rockies opened the fourth inning with his sixth home run of the season, and Cease was behind just 1-0 heading into the sixth.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ two-out RBI single forced Cease to finish the game, and Colorado went on to build a lead off rookie reliever Stephen Kolek. Elehuris Montero, Jordan Beck, and Jake Cave, the bottom third of the Rockies’ order, each drove in a run with a single to give the team a 5-0 lead. With his fifth home run of the year, Tovar extended the advantage to 6-0 by hitting Kolek’s first pitch of the seventh inning into the left field seats. San Diego added three runs in the second half of the seventh to spice things up.

Luis Arraez and Luis Campusano both had RBI singles, and reliever Victor Vodnik’s wild pitch allowed Campusano to score on it to make the score 6-3. From then on, though, the Colorado bullpen was dominant, with Tyler Kinley recording a 1-2-3 ninth to record his first save of 2024. With two hits apiece from Tovar, McMahon, and Montero, the Rockies have their longest winning streak since 2019. For the Padres, Arraez, Campusano, and Fernando Tatis Jr. each had two hits.


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