Rockies 8, Padres 7

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Garrett Atkins raced home from first base with two outs in the ninth and the Colorado Rockies rallied against closer Heath Bell to beat the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, 8-7.

Bell (2-1) blew his first save in 15 chances.

The Rockies trailed 7-6 after pinch-hitter Scott Hairston hit a one-out solo homer in the top of the ninth. With one out in the bottom of the inning, Clint Barmes, who had four hits, singled and stole second. After Todd Helton grounded out, Atkins singled to left to tie the game.

Brad Hawpe blooped a double to center and Atkins raced home with the winning run when Tony Gwynn Jr. dove for the ball, but missed.

Reliever Huston Street (1-1) got the win.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



 
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