Padres Snap Losing Streak

The Padres make a comeback Tuesday night against the Rockies. Luis Rodriguez laced a run-scoring pinch-hit single through a drawn-in infield in the ninth, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

Nick Hundley began the inning with a triple into the corner off reliever Manuel Corpas (0-2), scoring easily when Rodriguez's one-out hit scooted through the right side of the infield.

Before his game-winning hit, Rodriguez had struggled in his career as a pinch hitter, going 1-for-19 since the start of 2007. Duaner Sanchez (1-0) earned the win despite a rocky eighth and Heath Bell pitched his way around Todd Helton's two-out double in the ninth for his major-league leading eighth save in as many chances.

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