Rockies 4, Padres 1

By: AP
By: AP

Yorvit Torrealba hit a three-run double in the ninth inning off closer Heath Bell to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Torrealba's bases-loaded hit into the left-center field gap allowed the Rockies to pull out a comeback win and stay two games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. Los Angeles beat the Giants 10-3 at San Francisco.

Colorado had just three hits off five Padres pitchers before they reached Bell, the NL co-leader with 37 saves, for four runs on three hits and two walks.

San Diego was on the verge of handing the Rockies a tough loss in their playoff chase with 20 games left in the season after Jorge De La Rosa walked in the game's only run in the first inning.

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