Marquis Shuts Down Padres In Rockies' Win

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A new skipper rekindled the Colorado Rockies.

Jason Marquis pitched eight sharp innings, making Jim Tracy's debut as the Rockies manager a success in a 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Tracy was promoted to interim manager Friday following the firing of Clint Hurdle, who had been in charge of the Rockies since three weeks into the 2002 season.

Behind a six-hit performance from Marquis, the Rockies snapped a three-game skid. Marquis (7-3) struck out a season-high six and walked four to pick up his third straight win.

Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

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