Wells leads San Diego to 2-0 shutout of Colorado
Veteran wins for first time since 2009
Former Rockie Kip Wells worked seven shutout innings and helped San Diego to a 2-0 win at Colorado on Sunday afternoon.
The Padres (30-50) capitalized on a Rockies’ miscue to take a 1-0 lead in the third.
Chris Denorfia started the inning by reaching on an infield single. Denorfia proceeded to swipe second before scoring when Logan Forsythe got on via a throwing error by third baseman Jordan Pacheco.
It remained 1-0 until the seventh when San Diego added some insurance via a two-out single by Denorfia off Rockies’ reliever Rex Brothers. The clutch hit plated Amarista, who had singled with one out and was moved into scoring position by Kip Wells’ sac bunt.
Wells, who won for the first time since 2009, scattered six hits over his seven innings.
Luke Gregorson worked the eighth before close Huston Street came on to secure his 12th save in the ninth.
Drew Pomeranz, who allowed just two hits over six innings, was the tough luck loser and remains winless as he fell to 0-3.
Denorfia and Amarista had two hits each to lead San Diego.
Meanwhile, Dexter Fowler was the only Colorado player to post a multi-hit game.
With the loss, Colorado fell to 30-48 and sits just one game ahead of the last-place Padres.
By Robert Gonzalez