A change of scenery didn't do the trick for the Padres. The result at home was just the same as it was on the road, another loss. They have now dropped 10 straight and 16 of their last 20.
The Rockies managed four runs and eight hits off of starter Edinson Volquez (6-7), who pitched into the sixth inning. Three Padres relievers shut down Colorado bats the rest of the way, but the damage had been done.
The Padres pushed two runs across in the seventh to make it 4-2, but all hopes of victory ended when pinch hitter Mark Kotsay flew out to end the game in the ninth with two runners aboard.
Game two of the three game series is Tuesday night at Petco Park.