Padres 2, Rockies 1

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jose Cruz Jr. homered in the eighth inning to tie it and rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff singled with one out in the 10th to snap out of a 2-for-20 slump and give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

It was San Diego's second consecutive win against the Rockies, and both came late. On Saturday night, Adrian Gonzalez doubled in Cruz with one out in the ninth for a 3-2 victory.

The Padres had to go extra innings on Sunday. Khalil Greene tripled to right-center off LaTroy Hawkins (0-2) with one out in the 10th before Kouzmanoff singled past diving first baseman Todd Helton to bring in the winning run.

Kouzmanoff was back in the lineup a day after sitting out after starting the season in a 2-for-17 skid.

Aaron Cook was cruising with a two-hit shutout before Jose Cruz Jr. homered into the home-run porch down the right-field line to tie the score at 1 with two outs in the eighth.

Until Cruz's homer, Cook had allowed only two baserunners. He gave up Josh Bard's leadoff double in the second, then retired the next 14 batters until Marcus Giles doubled down the left-field line with two outs in the sixth. Giles was stranded when older brother Brian flied out to left.

Cook allowed one run and five hits in nine innings, with four strikeouts and no walks.

Scott Linebrink (1-0) pitched a perfect 10th for the win.

Cruz's homer got ace Jake Peavy off the hook for what could have been a painful loss.

Peavy, the opening-day winner at San Francisco, left trailing 1-0 after seven innings. He allowed one run and five hits, struck out three and walked two.

The Rockies needed only a pair of singles to score a run in the fourth. Garrett Atkins hit a leadoff single, advanced on two straight groundouts and scored on Brad Hawpe's single.

Notes: San Diego's Greg Maddux and Mike Cameron received their Gold Gloves before the game. Maddux, who split last season between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers, earned his record-tying 16th. It was the third for Cameron. ... The Rockies head to Los Angeles, where they'll be the opponent for the Dodgers' home opener on Monday afternoon, with Jeff Francis facing Jason Schmidt. ... The Padres host San Francisco for three games starting Monday night, marking Bruce Bochy's return to Petco Park. Bochy managed the Padres for 12 seasons before jumping to the Giants last fall after the Padres were eliminated from the playoffs by the St. Louis Cardinals.


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