DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies are at a loss


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for why they scuffle against teams with a losing record.Its a trend they just cant seem to shake even when theyre rolling along. Eric Hosmer and Austin Hedges homered off Tyler Anderson and the San Diego Padres cooled off the Rockies with a 4-3 win on Tuesday night.Colorado is 23-24 against teams below .500 and 45-33 versus those at or above .500.Youre reading too much into it [url=http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-mike-foltynewicz-jersey]http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-mike-foltynewicz-jersey[/url] , Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta said. This team is really good. Weve been saying that all year. Their record isnt indicative to the amount of talent they have.Colorado arrived home after a 5-1 trip that included a four-game sweep of Atlanta.Still, this had potential trap game written all over it: Colorados streak of 46 straight contests against teams at or above .500 ended with a Padres squad that is hovering at the bottom of the NL. Over the stretch, the Rockies went 30-16 and climbed back into the thick of the NL West race.Asked before the game if he was concerned about a letdown, Rockies manager Bud Black simply responded: No. No concern.The Padres are 6-7 against the Rockies this season. Hedges had the big blow with a solo homer in the sixth, giving San Diego a 4-3 lead.Padres left-hander Robbie Erlin (3-3) allowed three runs over five innings. He made five scoreless relief appearances against the Rockies earlier this season.I really like Robbie on the mound right now. Hes done a nice job, Padres manager Andy Green said. Thought we couldve made a couple plays for him, probably wouldve made his day a little bit easier. Probably wouldve have kept some runs off the board for him as well. But he was efficient.The pivotal moment was in the eighth when the first two Rockies hitters reached on singles. DJ LeMahieu bunted them over, and the Padres intentionally walked Nolan Arenado to load the bases.Craig Stammen then escaped the jam by striking out Trevor Story and getting Carlos Gonzalez to ground out to second baseman Christian Villanueva, who made a nifty sliding play.Black defended a decision that took an at-bat out of Arenados hands. The All-Star third baseman is hitting .309 with 30 homers and 87 RBIs.Obviously [url=http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-danny-santana-jersey]Danny Santana Jersey[/url] , we took away Nolans at-bat to get Trevor up there with the bases loaded and Cargo behind him, Black said. It didnt work out for Trevor.Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his fifth save, with Chris Iannetta flying out to deep left to end the game.Anderson (6-6) had pinpoint accuracy over 6 1/3 innings 74 of his 99 pitches were strikes except for two misplaced cutters. Hosmer hit one for a two-run shot in the first inning and Hedges added his 10th homer of the season.The left-handed Anderson has now surrendered 26 homers, which is tied for the most in the NL.Anytime you throw a pitch that goes up the wall, you wish you had it back, Anderson said.Iannetta took a foul tip off his right wrist while catching in the top of the fifth, but remained in the game. In the bottom half, he launched a solo homer to tie the game at 3.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: LHP Eric Lauer (left forearm strain) is scheduled to throw about 65 pitches Friday for Triple-A El Paso. It will be his second rehab start since going on the DL on July 31.HOLLIDAY ROADEntering Tuesday, slugger Matt Holliday was hitting .347 with three homers in 14 games for Triple-A Albuquerque. He figures to be on the Rockies radar with rosters expanding on Sept. 1.I want him to come up. 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David Dahl homered in the third and finished off the winning outburst against a depleted Atlanta bullpen, going the opposite way for a two-out, two-run single to left against Brad Brach.I was just trying to stay calm, said Dahl, who has spent time at Triple-A [url=http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-ender-inciarte-jersey]Ender Inciarte Jersey[/url] , missed a big chunk of the season with a broken foot and struggled to earn playing time with the Rockies. I had a feeling he was going to throw some off-speed stuff with (first) base open. I was just trying to take the ball the other way.With several relievers on the disabled list, including closer Arodys Vizcaino, the Braves have patched together a bullpen that usually turns to A.J. Minter to finish games. But the left-hander was unavailable after pitching three times in four days. So the Braves turned to Brach, who was acquired in a trade-deadline deal after recording 11 saves for Baltimore.He couldnt convert his first save chance with Atlanta, hurt by shortstop Dansby Swansons error leading off the ninth. Brach (1-3) recorded only two outs, surrendering two hits and a walk as the Rockies won for the fifth time in six games.We have to stick to our guns, manager Brian Snitker said. We have to get through the game even when were without some of those guys.One night after being plunked in the left arm by Miamis Jose Urena, Acuna was back in the lineup looking to extend his homer streak to six games. Wearing a red protective guard, the 20-year-old slugger received a standing ovation his first time up and lined the second pitch one more than he saw the previous game before leaving into center field for a single that extended his hitting streak to nine games.Acuna finished 1 for 4 [url=http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-ramirez-jersey]http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-ramirez-jersey[/url] , lining out to right in the eighth in his final opportunity to become the first player in Braves franchise history to homer in six straight games.Urena received a six-game suspension from Major League Baseball.The Braves squandered a strong outing by Julio Teheran, who turned in his longest start since May 30. He pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and helped his cause with a run-scoring single in the fifth, snapping a 2-2 tie.The Braves couldnt hold the lead.Its part of the game, Teheran said. Those things happen.The ninth-inning trouble began when Swanson bobbled Trevor Storys grounder and rushed a high throw to first that pulled Freddie Freeman off the bag.It was my play to make, Swanson said. I just didnt make it. Pretty simple.Pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon tied the game with an RBI single to right, but Brach still had a chance to work out of the jam after fanning Chris Iannetta.Dahl foiled that plan.I just want to help the team win, he said. Whether that is when I do start, or as a pinch hitter, whatever they need me to do Im ready for it.Seunghwan Oh (5-3) earned the win and Wade Davis worked a scoreless ninth for his 33rd save. Kurt Suzuki homered for Atlanta in the second  [url=http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-ronald-acuna-jr.-jersey]Ronald Acuna Jr. Jersey[/url] , tying the game at 1. Dahl put Colorado back ahead with a solo shot deep into the right-field seats.WINNING GRAYColorado starter Jon Gray didnt figure in the decision after giving up five hits and three runs over seven innings.But the Rockies have won each of his last eight starts, the longest such run since Colorado triumphed in nine straight games started by Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010.TRAINERS ROOMBraves LHP Max Fried (blister) is set to make a rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. If all goes well, he could get a start for Atlanta next week.LHP Sam Freeman (shoulder inflammation) is also rehabbing at Gwinnett and could return to the Braves bullpen shortly.Longer term, RHPs Peter Moylan (forearm strain) and Brandon McCarthy (knee tendinitis) have been throwing on the side for the Triple-A team and are in line to make rehab appearances next week.UP NEXTRockies: LH Kyle Freeland (10-7, 3.02) goes into Fridays start in Atlanta with lowest ERA in the National League by a qualifying left-hander.Braves: LH Sean Newcomb (10-5, 3.40) beat Freeland when they faced each other on April 8 in Denver. The Braves starter threw six innings in a 4-0 win over the Rockies.
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