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Rockies strike out 11, but lose 2-1

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Posted at 7:59 AM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 09:59:36-04

Matt Kemp hit a two-run double in the first inning to help James Shields earn his first victory of the season, and the San Diego Padres overcame 11 strikeouts by Jon Gray to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 Monday night.

Shields (1-4) allowed one run while scattering nine hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two.

The Padres took a quick lead against Gray after their first four batters reached. Jon Jay and Wil Myers singled, and Kemp doubled them in.

That was enough for Shields, who has gotten lousy run support this year. He had received just five runs of support in his previous five starts. The right-hander was coming off a hard-luck defeat at San Francisco on Tuesday, when he allowed three hits in a 1-0 loss to Johnny Cueto.