Cargo busted out of a slump with 2 hits and 3 RBI's as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-7 Tuesday night

Posted at 10:45 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 00:45:38-04

DENVER -- Carlos Gonzalez lined a two-run double for his first extra-base hit in nearly a month, Gerardo Parra reached base five times , scoring three runs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 9-7 on Tuesday night.

Mark Reynolds added a three-run homer in the first for the Rockies, who have won three in a row. It was also win No. 1,000 for Colorado at Coors Field.

Antonio Senzatela (10-3) regrouped from an erratic start to allow four runs, three earned, over five innings. His 10 wins are the most among rookies in the majors this season.

Greg Holland struck out the side in the ninth for his major league-leading 30th save.

It wasn't exactly a memorable 25th birthday for Padres starter Dinelson Lamet(3-4) as he surrendered six runs, five earned, in four innings.

Mired in a season-long slump, Gonzalez hit the ball hard twice -- a two-run double in the fifth to break a tie game and a two-out RBI single an inning later. He entered the game 4 of 27 in July.

Parra has been swinging a hot bat since coming off the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps on July 7. He was 3 for 3 with two walks and a run-scoring double. He has at least one RBI in all eight games since his return.

San Diego jumped out to a three-run lead in the first, but it didn't last long as Reynolds followed with a three-run homer to straightaway center.

Wil Myers added a solo shot in the fifth and Carlos Asuaje hit his first major league homer in the seventh. The Padres had a chance to make some more noise in the seventh, loading the bases with one out, but Erick Aybar hit into a 3-6-1 double play.

Senzatela struggled with his control in his first start since June 22. Once he found his groove, he retired eight straight at one point.

The 22-year-old bounced around between the bullpen and Triple-A in recent weeks to keep his innings in check. Senzatela was the NL rookie of the month for April.


Padres: C Austin Hedges was placed on the seven-day concussion DL after taking a foul ball off his mask Friday. "I think his issue is he can pass a written test, but when you ramp up activity and you start sweating and getting ready to play a game of baseball, it's a different level," manager Andy Green explained.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis allowed one run over 2 2/3 innings Tuesday in his second rehab appearance for Double-A Hartford. He's working his way back from testicular cancer.

Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a triple in the fifth. ... A fan sitting along the third-base side appeared to be hit in the face on a foul ball from Jabari Blash in the seventh. She was escorted from her seat by medical personnel. ... Alexi Amarista filled in at third base with Gold Glover Nolan Arenado taking a night off.