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Fowler's thefts pace Rockies to win over Padres

Apr 28, 2009 - 5:50 AM By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer

DENVER(AP) -- Dexter Fowler doesn't have to wait for a sign to steal a base.

His light is permanently green.

Taking advantage of good jumps and Chris Young's methodical delivery, Fowler tied a modern-day rookie mark with five stolen bases as the Colorado Rockies ran their way to a 12-7 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Fowler gave the Padres fits all night, becoming the first rookie to steal that many bases since Damian Jackson did it for San Diego on June 28, 1999.

Although he's already encouraged to run, Fowler, who has nine steals for the season, received even more prodding before the game.

"I told him, 'Run until they stop you,"' teammate Ryan Spilborghs said. "He did. I don't think they ever stopped him. I think he's still running if we go look for him right now."

The Rockies stole eight bases, the second-most in franchise history. It was two shy of the team mark set on June 30, 1996.

All the stolen bases were on the battery of Young and Nick Hundley.

The game was halted in the sixth inning when Brad Hawpe was hit in the neck by Hundley's throw to second.

Hawpe was taken off the field on a cart and then to a hospital with a possible concussion.

"We know he's doing OK," Spilborghs said after the game.

Hawpe's injury occurred when Hundley scooped a ball out of the dirt and fired a throw to second to try and pick off Hawpe, who was sliding back into the bag. The throw sailed to the shortstop side of the base.

Hundley winced as he watched Hawpe get hit by the baseball.

So did David Eckstein, who was covering second on the play.

"It hit him solid, that's why I was scared," Eckstein said. "When I saw (his) eyes open, that was OK."

Fowler was on base four times for the Rockies, lining two singles and drawing two walks. He stole second and third on twice.

His five thefts for the game tied Willy Taveras for second-most in Rockies history. The team record is six by Eric Young on the same day the team mark was set.

Fowler had no idea he was closing in on the team record until a fan screamed at him.

"Heard a guy say, 'Almost got the record, one more,"' Fowler said.

Then a roadblock came up. Slow-moving pitcher Glendon Rusch singled just ahead of Fowler's walk in the fifth.

The brakes had to be applied.

Still, Fowler tried to propel Rusch to take off.

"I was like, 'Rushy, if you take off, that's on you - but I'm right behind you,"' Fowler said, smiling.

Reliever Jason Grilli (1-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Jason Hammel made his first start in a year and surrendered five runs - four earned - in three innings. The Rockies picked up Hammel from the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this month for a minor league pitcher. He made three appearances out of the bullpen before getting the start Monday.

Young (2-1) gave up a career-high eight runs in three innings. Young had a career mark of 5-1 against Colorado with a 3.28 ERA before the meltdown.

"It's a good lineup and if you fall behind you're asking for trouble," Young said.

Especially when Fowler gets on base.

With Young's slow delivery, Fowler had a field day on the bases.

"It's something I was aware of, so the goal is to keep him off base," Young said. "But it doesn't change the way I'm pitching."

Notes: Padres OF Jody Gerut came into the game hitless in his last 16 at-bats, but broke out of his slump in a big way with a single, double and homer. ... Hitless in his last 19 plate appearances, Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki took a seat on the bench Monday night. He's hitting .167 this season. ... Rockies 3B Garrett Atkins had his second three-hit game of the season.






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    SAN DIEGO 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 14 0
    COLORADO 2 0 4 4 0 1 0 1 x 12 17 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - CHRIS YOUNG, EDWIN MORENO (4TH), DUANER SANCHEZ (6TH), LUKE
    GREGERSON (7TH), LUIS PERDOMO (8TH) AND NICK HUNDLEY
    COL - JASON HAMMEL, GLENDON RUSCH (4TH), JASO

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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SETH SMITH SCORED CLINT BARMES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S SMITH ON FIRST, C IANNETTA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    COLORADO 12 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: D FOWLER (.308, 2-FOR-3, 2 BB)

    Padres 7, Rockies 12  Bot 8, 0 OutsApr 28 12:09 AM
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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY IAN STEWART SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B HAWPE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    COLORADO 11 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C BARMES (.294, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Padres 7, Rockies 11  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 27 11:41 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ SCORED DAVID
    ECKSTEIN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    COLORADO 10 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.260, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Padres 7, Rockies 10  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 27 11:13 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY BRIAN GILES SCORED JODY GERUT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ECKSTEIN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    COLORADO 10 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.313, 0-FOR-2, BB)

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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CLINT BARMES SCORED BRAD HAWPE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C BARMES ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 5
    COLORADO 10 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.128, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY BRAD HAWPE SCORED RYAN SPILBORGHS AND TODD
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    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B HAWPE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 5
    COLORADO 9 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: I STEWART (.282, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Padres 5, Rockies 9  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 27 10:29 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED DEXTER FOWLER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, R SPILBORGHS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 5
    COLORADO 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.246, 2-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

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    SOLO HOME RUN BY JODY GERUT (2) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
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    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 5, COLORADO 6
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: D ECKSTEIN (.288, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres 5, Rockies 6  Top 4, 0 OutsApr 27 10:09 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CLINT BARMES SCORED IAN STEWART.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C BARMES ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    COLORADO 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.128, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Padres 4, Rockies 6  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 27 10:05 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY IAN STEWART SCORED GARRETT ATKINS AND BRAD HAWPE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, I STEWART ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    COLORADO 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C BARMES (.265, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 4, Rockies 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 27 10:02 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED DEXTER FOWLER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ATKINS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.304, 0-FOR-1)

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    SINGLE BY LUIS RODRIGUEZ SCORED KEVIN KOUZMANOFF.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, L RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, N HUNDLEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    COLORADO 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C YOUNG (.300, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 4, Rockies 2  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 27 9:37 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF SCORED CHASE HEADLEY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, K KOUZMANOFF ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    COLORADO 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.267, 1-FOR-1)

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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CHASE HEADLEY SCORED JODY GERUT AND ADRIAN
    GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C HEADLEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    COLORADO 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.271, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 2, Rockies 2  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 27 9:30 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED RYAN SPILBORGHS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.309, 2 HR, 14 RBI)

    Padres 0, Rockies 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 27 8:58 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY TODD HELTON SCORED DEXTER FOWLER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R SPILBORGHS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.224, 3 HR, 9 RBI)

    Padres 0, Rockies 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 27 8:57 PM