San Diego Padres' attempts to pull off a third win against the Colorado Rockies were in vain as they fell to their rivals 5-4 at Coors Field Wednesday night.
The Friars opened the night tied for first place in the National League West and jumped out to an early lead, like they have the entire series thusfar.
Yangervis Solarte hit his second homerun of the season, a solo shot in the first inning.
But the Rockies rebounded by pushing two runs across in the bottom half of the first off the Padres ace on the hill, James Shields.
He faired pretty well going six innings and allowing just three runs in the friendly hitting ballpark.
Shields, however was not around for the decision. Padres were nursing a 4-3 lead going into the 8th inning, but Joaquin Benoit gave up a solo homerun to Corey Dickerson, his second solo homerun of the game. He went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.
Shawn Kelley got the loss for the Friars; he’s now 0-2 in the 2015 campaign.
San Diego is now 10-6 on the season. They will close out the series on Thursday against Colorado at 12:10 p.m. before heading home to host the Dodgers for a three-game series starting on Friday night at 7:10 p.m.