A sacrifice fly by McMahon in the 10th lifts the Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the Padres

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McMahon’s sacrifice fly in 10th lifts Rockies to 4-3 win over Padres

Ryan McMahon hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Colorado’s Brad Hand (3-1) got the win after McMahon homered and doubled, Elehuris Montero also had two hits, and McMahon also doubled.

The Rockies’ second baseman Brendan Rodgers made his season debut as the designated hitter with a single in four at-bats. Rodgers missed the first four months of the season due to a surgically repaired torn right labrum.

With two outs in the ninth, Trent Grisham hit a solo homer off Justin Lawrence, tying the game, but San Diego failed to score in the 10th after loading the bases.

In the bottom of the inning, Colorado loaded the bases with no outs, and after a force play at home, McMahon lofted a ball to left off Nick Martinez (4-4) and Brenton Doyle beat Juan Soto’s throw home.

The fastest guy in the league, possibly,” McMahon said of Doyle. “We battled that one out. Obviously got ourselves into a sticky situation in the 10th and escaped it with very good defense.”

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In extra inning games and one-run games, the Padres went 0-10.

“We know what our record is in extra innings,” said Xander Bogaerts, who hit into two double plays and then a force out in the 10th.

“This one hurts more because I did not do my job. It’s just one of those days when you have a bad day at work. I played like trash.”

As the designated hitter, Ha-Seong Kim batted leadoff one day after jamming his shoulder on a headfirst dive into home against Texas. He went 1 for 4 and walked.

Despite seven solid innings from Seth Lugo, who allowed three runs – two earned – and five hits while striking out eight, the Padres ended their three-game winning streak.

The Rockies went ahead 1-0 in the fourth on Jake Cronenworth’s RBI single with two outs, and Montero’s double to left-center in the fifth tied it, and Harold Castro also scored on the play when Grisham misplayed the ball.

With his 17th home run in the sixth, McMahon made it 3-1, and Batten’s RBI single in the seventh made it a one-run game.

In the eighth, Soto was thrown out at home trying to score on a one-out single to center. Cronenworth flied out to end the inning.

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Manager Bob Melvin said RHP Michael Wacha (right shoulder inflammation) threw two innings to live hitters. Wacha hasn’t pitched since July 2.

With the goal of returning to St. Louis for the weekend series, OF Charlie Blackmon (right hand fracture) will play rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday and Wednesday. Nolan Jones, an INF/OF, cramped up while batting against Oakland a day earlier. He has been out since June 10.


On Tuesday, Colorado’s Peter Lambert (2-1, 4.76 ERA) will start for the Padres.


For a player to be named or cash, San Francisco acquired outfielder AJ Pollock and utility player Mark Mathias from the Seattle Mariners. A strained left hamstring has put Pollock on the injured list but he is eligible to return Tuesday. He hit .173 with five homers and 15 RBIs in 49 games in his only season with the Mariners.


Giants OF Mike Yastrzemski has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left hamstring and is expected to be out for a few weeks. 2B Thairo Estrada participated in baseball activities Monday prior to being assigned to Triple-A Sacramento to begin his rehab assignment which will include defensive play for five innings, some at-bats, and a day as designated hitter before the organization decides its next move. Additionally, RHP John Brebbia was transferred to the 60-day injured list as he recuperates from a lat strain on his pitching side.


In exchange for Chad Patrick, Arizona acquired infielder Jace Peterson and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics.


The Arizona Diamondbacks’ RHP Zac Gallen (1-5, 3.36 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday night against RHP Alex Cobb (6-3, 2.97), 0-1 over his last three starts.