Austin Hedges of the San Diego Padres follows through on a sixth inning solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in the Padres 4-3 win on Tuesday night at Coors Field. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Missed it by that much.
The Colorado Rockies had opportunities but fell short to the San Diego Padres, 4-3, on Tuesday night.
The Rockies erased an early 3-0 deficit. D.J. LeMahieu had an RBI infield single and Nolan Arenado doubled in a run in the third inning.
Then in the fifth, Chris Iannetta tied the game 3-3 with hole run to left field.
Austin Hedges answered that homer with a solo shot of his own to put the Padres on top, 4-3, in the sixth.
The Rockies best chance to tie the game came in the eighth. After two singles to start the inning, D.J. LeMahieu sacrificed the runners to second and third.
The Padres intentionally walked Nolan Arenado to load the bases with one out.
Padres reliever Craig Stammen struck out Trevor Story and got Carlos Gonzalez on a ground ball to second base.
Closer Kirby Yates retired the Rockies in order in the bottom of the ninth.
Game two of the series is Weds., Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
The Rockies now trail the Arizona Diamondbacks by a game-and-a-half in the N.L. West. The D'backs scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Angels, 5-4, on Tuesday night.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson.
Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.