Rockies Get Much-Needed Win Over Padres, 4-2

D.J. LeMahieu - Nolan Arenado - Denis Poroy/Getty Images

D.J. LeMahieu - Nolan Arenado - Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Colorado Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu (9) gets a high five from Nolan Arenado (28) after hitting a solo home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres. (Photo: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Once again, the Colorado Rockies came through in a time of need.

They battled for a 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night and snapped their two-game losing streak to the Padres.

The offense was again slow to come around but unlike the first two games of the series, the Rockies did enough.

After the club was hitless through three innings, D.J. LeMahieu hit a solo home run in the fourth to tie the game 1-1.

Nolan Arenado followed with a single, then Trevor Story doubled in Arenado. Next, Matt Holliday singled home Story and the Rockies were up, 3-1.

Rockies starter Jon Gray got through six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout.

The Rockies pulled to within a half-game of the lead in the N.L. West. after the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks, 3-2.


The Rockies and Padres close out the four-game series on Sunday. Coverage starts with Rockies Q&A at 1:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Here are KOA NewsRadio highlights of the Rockies win.

Updated N.L. West standings through Saturday night's games.

N.L. West standings through 9-1-18

N.L. West standings through 9-1-18

After Saturday's win, KOA Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday.

Postgame comments from Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu.

Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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