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Maddux flashes all-around game as Padres pound Rockies

Aug 10, 2008 - 5:52 AM By Paul Willis PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DENVER (Ticker) -- Greg Maddux notched his 353rd career win while Colorado natives Kevin Kouzmanoff and Chase Headley supplied a large portion of the offense against the team they grew up watching.

Maddux won his third consecutive start as the San Diego Padres upended the Colorado Rockies, 8-3, at Coors Field on Saturday.

The 42-year-old Maddux (6-8) was lifted after surrendering successive singles to begin the seventh, having allowed two runs and six hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

The righthander's only big mistake came in the third inning, when Chris Iannetta launched a solo home run for the Rockies' only extra-base hit against the veteran.

"I was happy with the way the guys played," Maddux said. "The defense got a few double plays. It was stellar. You're always going to give up runs here, but I think the key is making it through six innings in this park."

The Padres used six relievers to finish off the victory. The final one, closer Trevor Hoffman, needed five pitches to escape a bases-loaded jam with none out in the ninth and record his 25th save of the season and 549th of his career.

"Looking at the scoreboard, I was thinking, We have a little cushion, (but) let's get an out," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Once we got that first out, a big punchout (of Troy Tulowitzki), I think the momentum, psychologically, came back to our side."

Maddux, who has doubled his wins total for the season in his last three outings, also contributed a generously scored RBI bunt single in the sixth to cap the Padres' decisive five-run rally.

"Greg was deserving of a lot of wins in that stretch, so it's good to see him get three in a row," Black said.

Kouzmanoff, who grew up in nearby Evergreen, went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Headley, who attended high school in Colorado Springs, was 2-for-5 with a run and two RBI. Each contributed a run-scoring single in the five-run frame against All-Star Aaron Cook (14-8).

"It's not any more satisfying doing it here, because you always want to succeed, always want to win," said Headley, who said about 20 people came to see him play. "It's always good to see the family, but just because people are here to see you, you don't press or anything like that."

Cook failed in his second bid to post his 15th win but still is positioned to break the franchise mark of 17 victories.

He allowed six runs and 10 hits. One of the hits came when Maddux's bunt in the sixth was fielded by third baseman Ian Stewart, who threw wide of first base. Despite the apparent miscue, the play was still scored a hit.

The Rockies, who are 2-4 on their 10-game homestand, hoped an extended stay at Coors Field would serve as a platform to make a bona fide push in the National League West. However, this latest setback leaves Colorado (53-66) seven games behind division-leading Arizona (59-58), which lost to Atlanta.

"I have to forget it and move on," Cook said. "I've had a couple of rough starts, and it's just unfortunate that they've come in the middle of when we're trying to make a run. I can't dwell on it, I just have to move forward."

"It's a difficult stretch for Aaron and a difficult stretch for us," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "But he'll rebound from it and so will we."

San Diego (45-72) pounded 13 hits, including a gargantuan two-run homer by Adrian Gonzalez in the ninth that hit the facade of the third deck in right field. Luis Rodriguez, who scored on the blast, added a season-high three hits.

"It was a great performance by a number of guys," Black said. "I think you could classify this as a team win."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 2 8 13 0
    COLORADO 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 9 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - GREG MADDUX, MIKE ADAMS (7TH), CLAY HENSLEY (7TH), HEATH BELL
    (8TH), BRYAN COREY (9TH), CLA MEREDITH (9TH), TREVOR HOFFMAN
    (9TH) AND NICK HUNDLEY
    COL - AARON

    Aug 9 10:54 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, B HAWPE ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 8
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: I STEWART (.292, 1-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Padres 8, Rockies 3  Bot 9, 0 OutsAug 9 10:47 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ (28) TO RIGHT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 9TH OFF LUIS VIZCAINO SCORED LUIS RODRIGUEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 8, COLORADO 2
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.279, 3-FOR-4, RBI)

    Padres 8, Rockies 2  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 9 10:29 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO TROY TULOWITZKI SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T TULOWITZKI ON FIRST, I STEWART ON SECOND,
    B HAWPE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.264, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Padres 6, Rockies 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 9 10:04 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    BUNT SINGLE BY GREG MADDUX SCORED NICK HUNDLEY.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, G MADDUX ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J GERUT (.288, 1-FOR-3)

    Padres 6, Rockies 1  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 9 9:30 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NICK HUNDLEY SCORED KEVIN KOUZMANOFF AND CHASE
    HEADLEY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, N HUNDLEY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 5
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: T IGUCHI (.244, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres 5, Rockies 1  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 9 9:27 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE HEADLEY SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C HEADLEY ON FIRST, K KOUZMANOFF ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.214, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres 3, Rockies 1  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 9 9:25 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF SCORED LUIS RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K KOUZMANOFF ON FIRST, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.255, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Padres 2, Rockies 1  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 9 9:24 PM
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    Padres 1, Rockies 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 9 9:10 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHASE HEADLEY SCORED KEVIN KOUZMANOFF.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C HEADLEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.217, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 1, Rockies 1  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 9 8:57 PM
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    Padres 0, Rockies 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 9 8:49 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHRIS IANNETTA (13) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF GREG MADDUX.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, COLORADO 1
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: A COOK (.250, 0 HR, 4 RBI)

    Padres 0, Rockies 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 9 8:46 PM