Coors Field lived up to its reputation for giving up the long ball on Wednesday. Padres pitcher Eric Stults found that out the hard way early on.
In the bottom of the first Charlie Blackmon went yard on the second pitch Stults threw. Two batters later Troy Tulowitzki matched his All-Star teammate with another.
Stults settled down and lasted five innings. The Padres answered with a pair of home runs of their own. Rookie Jake Goebbert went yard in the fourth for his first big-league bomb. Seth Smith hit one in the fifth, his club leading 10th of the season.
The game was all-square in eighth when the normally reliable Padres bullpen had trouble. Joaquin Benoit (3-1) gave up a pair of homers to break the tie. The first was a two-run shot to Drew Stubbs, the next to Tulowitzki, his second of the game.
The Rockies won 6-3 to take the series. The Padres start a four game set Thursday at Dodger Stadium, their last series before the All-Star break.