Yu Darvish went into the sixth inning to earn his 100th career win and was supported by five home runs as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 9–6 on Friday night.
Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Gary Sanchez, Trent Grisham and Brandon Dixon went all out to help the Padres win straight games for the first time since May 25-26.
Darvish (5-4) took a test win, allowing four earned runs and five hits, scoring six and going four in 5 1/3 innings.
Jake Cronenworth had a second straight three-hit game for San Diego after batting just .198 in his first 60 games of the season. After missing the last four games with a sore left wrist, Xander Bogarts had two tries and two hits, including his first double since May 14.
The two-run homer Machado, who led the first three-run inning for the Padres, was his first since May 9, and Tatis’ 425-foot solo shot was his team’s 12th of the season. Sanchez’s two-run homer in the second inning was his fifth since he joined San Diego on May 30, while Dixon was his second run of the season.
Josh Hader made his 14th save of the season after forcing Elias Diaz into a lead with runners in first and third place.
The loss was Colorado’s fifth in a row—the second-longest drought of the season—and ninth in 11 games. The Rockies have lost 14 of their last 15 games against NL West teams, including one in eight in a row.
Starter Austin Gomber (4-5) took a loss to the Rockies, giving up seven earned runs and 11 hits, including three homers, in four innings. He struggled with his fastball as each of the three home runs he hit came in four-seam fields. In his last five starts, he gave up 23 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings.
Mike Moustakas had two hits for Colorado, including a two-run 441-foot home run in the eighth inning.
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