Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

Colorado leads 1-0 (as of 4/7)

Game 1: Friday, April 7
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San Diego4
Game 2: Saturday, April 8
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Game 3: Sunday, April 9
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Rockies 10

(2-2, 1-0 away)

Padres 4

(1-2, 1-2 home)

    10:05 PM ET, April 7, 2006

    Petco Park, San Diego, California 

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    COL 020004013 10 13 3
    SD 220000000 4 6 0

    W: J. Fogg (1-0)

    L: C. Hensley (0-1)

    Marrero drives in four as Rockies top Padres

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies brought a touch of Coors Field with them to Petco Park.

    Eli Marrero drove in four runs on four hits, including a homer, and Josh Fogg won his Colorado debut as the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 10-4 Friday night.

    Jason Smith and Garrett Atkins also homered for Colorado, which scored the last eight runs after trailing 4-2.

    Marrero was 4-for-5, capping his night with a two-run double in the ninth. It was his third career four-hit game. Atkins had three hits and three RBI. Marrero, Atkins and Smith all contributed to Colorado's four-run rally in the sixth, which included four doubles. Nine of the Rockies' 13 hits were for extra bases.

    The Rockies opened the season at home, scoring only 10 runs in losing two of three games in their mile-high ballpark, which is known for crazy scoring.

    "Anytime you only score 10 runs in Coors Field, you're struggling in hitting, whereas most other places that's about average," Atkins said.

    "We seem to be hitting it in the right spot," he said. "It seemed like once we got that ball rolling it kept going, so that was real nice for everybody."

    Marrero wasn't even in the original lineup. Outfielder Matt Holliday was sent back to the team hotel because he was sick, so Marrero started in left field and Atkins batted cleanup.

    "In order for me to hopefully get going, I have to have a quick start, a good, strong start," Marrero said. "I like to get out right away. Today I was fortunate enough that a couple of balls landed in there for me."

    Fogg (1-0) allowed four runs, three earned, and five hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked one. Fogg signed as a free agent on Feb. 9 after spending the last four seasons with Pittsburgh.

    "We got that big sixth inning, and that was huge to go out there and instead of being down 4-2, being up 6-4," Fogg said.

    The right-hander settled down after allowing four runs in the first two innings.

    "I missed some pitches up in the zone the first two innings, and I paid for them," Fogg said.

    Clay Hensley (0-1) took the loss after failing to get an out in relief of starter Chris Young, who was making his Padres debut. Hensley faced four batters, allowing two runs on two doubles and two singles.

    Young, the 6-foot-10 right-hander who was obtained in a six-player trade with the Texas Rangers on Jan. 4, took a 4-2 lead into the sixth before it quickly evaporated. Cory Sullivan hit a leadoff double and scored on Todd Helton's one-out double. San Diego manager Bruce Bochy replaced Young with Hensley, who promptly allowed Atkins' RBI double to tie it at 4.

    Marrero doubled in Atkins with the go-ahead run, Brad Hawpe singled and Smith had a run-scoring base hit to make it 6-4 and chase Hensley.

    Hensley was sensational last year as a rookie, with a 1.70 ERA in 24 relief appearances. He had pitched one scoreless inning this season.

    Atkins homered off Scott Cassidy leading off the eighth.

    "Our bullpen struggled," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "That was the difference in the game."

    Young did get his first big league hit, RBI and run in the second, when the Padres went ahead 4-2. Rookie Josh Barfield was hit by a pitch with two outs and scored on Young's double into the left-field corner. Young scored on Dave Roberts' single to left.

    San Diego took a 2-0 lead in the first when Brian Giles and Mike Piazza each had a sacrifice fly. Colorado tied it in the second when Young allowed solo homers to Marrero and Smith, the first of the year for both.

    Young retired 11 Rockies in a row after giving up Smith's homer. He allowed four runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings, struck out seven and walked one.

    "Physically, I felt good," Young said. "I probably could have gone longer. With our bullpen, I'll take our chances most nights."

    Game notes


    Helton has hit safely in all four games. ... The Padres placed LHP Shawn Estes on the 15-day disabled list with a strained elbow. The move was retroactive to Thursday, a day after he injured his pitching arm during his Padres debut, a 3-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Woody Williams will take his spot in the rotation. ... To take Estes' roster spot, the Padres recalled Cassidy from Triple-A Portland. Cassidy was on the opening day roster but was optioned to Portland after Monday's win over the Giants to make room for catcher Rob Bowen.

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