Montero drives in 3 runs as the Rockies beat Padres 5-4 and extend winning streak to five games


SAN DIEGO — Elehuris Montero had two hits and three RBIs to lead Colorado to an 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night and extend the Rockies’ winning streak to five games.

Colorado relievers walked the bases loaded in both the eighth and ninth innings, but the Padres failed to score in either inning. San Diego drew 11 walks in the game and stranded nine runners in the loss.

The Rockies are 4-16 away from home with eight games over the next 10 days on their current road trip. The win snapped Colorado’s five-game losing streak at Petco Park, dating to the opening series of the 2023 season.

Colorado’s Jalen Beeks walked the bases loaded in the ninth, but didn’t give up a run and earned his fourth save. He got Manny Machado to hit into a game-ending double play. Rockies right-fielder Jake Cave made an outstanding diving catch on the run to take away a possible hit by Luis Arraez in the inning.

Rockies reliver Justin Lawrence also had control difficulties in the eighth, walking three batters. But, he was able to get out of the jam without giving up a run as he coaxed Luis Campusano to hit into a flyout to preserve the Rockies’ 5-4 lead.

The Padres generated all their offense on home runs. Jurickson Profar hit a two-run shot and Xander Bogaerts and Jackson Merrill added solo homers.

Colorado jumped on Padres starter Randy Vásquez (0-2), scoring one run in the first inning and four in the third. Montero singled in the run in the second and doubled in two runs in the fourth.

Rockies starter Dakota Hudson (1-6), who came into Monday’s gave having lost all six of his previous starts this season, earned his first win. He gave up three runs and three hits in 5-2/3 innings.

Vásquez lasted 3 2/3 innings and gave up five runs, four earned, and eight hits in the loss.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: IB Kris Bryant (low back strain) worked out in Denver on Monday and is headed to Triple-A Albuquerque for an injury rehab assignment starting May 14. He may join the Rockies in San Francisco starting May 17. … OF Nolan Jones (low back strain) is expected to begin an injury rehab assignment in Albuquerque on May 14 and could also return on May 17. … LHP Kyle Freeland (left elbow strain) is “a week or 10 days away from getting on the mound,” Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Padres: SS Ha-Seong Kim was back in the lineup on Monday, a day after he left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after being hit in the left wrist. The X-rays came back negative. “I thought that didn’t look good at all, so we’re very pleased that he’s negative in the imaging and able to perform today,” Padres manager Mike Shildt said.

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