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Hundley Gets Big Hit At Petco Park

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: Nick Hundley #4 of the San Diego Padres hits a three RBI double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park on September 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    The Padres beat the Rockies 5-2 on Sunday afternoon, completing their weekend sweep of Colorado. It's the first time the Padres have swept the Rockies at home since September of 2006, which is interesting when you consider these teams play three series every year at Petco, and Colorado hasn't exactly had a St. Louis Cardinals level of success during the last seven years.

    Nick Hundley got the big hit, a bases loaded double in the 7th inning to break a 2-2 tie. It was Hundley's 8th game-winning RBI of the season, the most for a Padres catcher since Ramon Hernandez in 2005. The team record is nine, set back in 1992 by Benito Santiago.

    Hundley has a knack for big games on big days. He hit a home run in his first game back from witnessing the birth of his daughter. Today's three RBI performance came on his birthday.

    The Padres have won five of six games, pulling in to a 3rd-place tie with the Rockies in the National League West.

    San Diego is off on Monday. They'll start a 10-game road trip on Tuesday in Philadelphia.