DENVER (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched seven sharp innings, Rene Rivera hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Monday night in a game that included a 56-minute weather delay.
Chase Headley added four hits for San Diego, including a two-run triple in the seventh inning to break open a close game.
Kennedy seemed to gain strength the deeper he got into the game, striking out five of the last six batters he faced before wind, rain and lightning forced the delay heading into the eighth inning. Kevin Quackenbush stepped in for Kennedy when play resumed.
Kennedy finished with nine strikeouts, boosting his team-leading total this season to 125.
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