April 14, 2024

Blackmon’s 3-run home run lifts Rockies past Padres

By JACK MAGRUDER Associated Press
Denver, Col. (AP)–Charlie Blackmon hit a tiebreaking three-run homer, Austin Gomber pitched six strong innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Blackmon’s 14th homer capped a four-pitch rally off right-hander Mike Clevinger that turned the game in the sixth inning. Connor Joe was hit by the first pitch of the inning, and Jose Iglesias dropped a single into right field on the third pitch. Blackmon then hit a 392-foot homer on the fourth for a 4-1 lead. Gomber permitted one run and six hits. Daniel Bard pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.