Millwood, Rockies bullpen shut out Padres
pitched seven shutout innings as the Colorado Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak by taking the first of three against the San Diego Padres, 3-0.
Millwood, who pitched seven innings for the third time in three starts with the Rockies, scattered seven singles and struck out a season-high eight. Five of the seven hits came before the first out was recorded in the bottom of the third, but Millwood settled in as the game went on, at one point retiring 10 in a row.
Relieversand completed the shutout, with Betancourt picking up his fifth save.
The Rockies were outhit eight to seven, but did more with their baserunners, despite leaving the bases loaded in both the eighth and ninth innings. Two runs scored in the fourth when center fielder Will Venable misplayed afly ball into a triple, the Rockies first hit of the game. Fowler scored on a single by , who moved up to second on the throw and third on a passed ball then scored on a Troy Tulowitzi groundout. Herrera scored the Rockies’ final run in the six, singling with one out, moving up on a wild pitched and scoring on a Tulowitzki single.