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Stauffer, Padres blank Rockies

Jun 8, 2011 - 6:19 AM San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Tim Stauffer worked eight scoreless innings and added an RBI to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the second of a three-game set from Petco Park.

Stauffer (2-4) was masterful over a career-high eight innings, allowing just four hits and a walk, while striking out a career-best eight batters.

Equally as impressive at the plate, Stauffer went 2-for-2 with an RBI single, while Alberto Gonzalez also drove in a run for the Padres, who dropped the series opener on Monday to halt a three-game win streak.

"I felt good from the get-go," said Stauffer. "You know, I was aggressive, throwing strikes, the defense made some great plays on some pretty hard-hit balls and just a good, you know, complete team win today."

Heath Bell recorded his 17th save of the season.

Ubaldo Jimenez (1-6) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out eight over seven innings to take the loss.

"You know [Jimenez], he was terrific," said Rockies manager Jim Tracy. "He threw the ball great. He looks like the Ubaldo Jimenez of old, it's that simple. And he deserved, as I've said, deserved a heck of a lot better fate than he got."

In a contest where offense was at a premium, San Diego finally broke through in the fifth, generating a two-out charge to tally the only runs of the game.

After Brad Hawpe and Jorge Cantu went down swinging, Kyle Phillips singled on a grounder to right, advanced to second on a wild pitch by Jimenez and crossed the plate on Gonzalez's RBI single between second and short.

Stauffer continued his impressive night, scoring Gonzalez and giving the Padres a 2-0 lead with a ripped seed into left-center.

The Rockies were scarcely imposing at the dish, going 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position while stranding six.

Game Notes

On Tuesday, the Rockies placed Dexter Fowler on the 15-day DL with a left abdominal strain...Stauffer's two hits tied a career high. He is now batting .455 (5-for-11) over his last six starts...Phillips extended his hit streak to five games...Chase Headley saw a career-high 16-game hit streak come to an end...Jimenez had his five-game win streak against San Diego snapped...Charlie Blackmon made his major league debut for Colorado, starting in left field and batting seventh.