Chacin leads Rockies over Padres, 14-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 13, 2013 at 12:23 am •  Published: August 13, 2013
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DENVER (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin did his part on the mound and found a way to chip in with his bat.

Chacin pitched eight solid innings and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, leading the Colorado Rockies past the San Diego Padres, 14-2 on a rainy Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

"That's how we win games: Pitch well, play good defense and get some runs when we have the opportunity," Chacin said. "I really hit that ball. I didn't know where it was. I think I got lucky, but that helps the team when you do that."

D.J. LeMahieu had three hits, including a homer, a double and two RBIs in a game that included a 63-minute weather delay. Dexter Fowler went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs, Wilin Rosario added three RBIs and Nolan Arenado had four hits and an RBI as the Rockies put up a season high in runs.

"Everything is clicking the last four games, everything," LeMahieu said. "Offense, baserunning, and our defense was great tonight. Our pitching was great tonight. Put all four of those things together, we're a pretty tough team to beat."

Chacin (11-6) set an effective tone from the outset, working out of first-inning trouble by inducing Yonder Alonso to ground into a double play with runners at first and third and one out. He nipped another potential rally by getting Jedd Gyorko to ground into a double play after Alonso singled to begin the fourth.

Chacin also benefited from exceptional defense after giving up a leadoff double to Gyorko in the second. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki ranged to his right to snare Logan Forsythe's grounder and got him at first with a strong off-balance throw, while also holding Alonso at second.

Corey Dickerson then made a tremendous running catch of Jaff Decker's drive to left, and Fowler tracked down Nick Hundley's fast-moving fly to center at the warning track.

The Rockies, meanwhile, again teed off on Edinson Volquez (8-10), who allowed eight runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings. He's 0-4 with a 13.07 ERA in five starts against Colorado this season and the Padres also lost his other start.

"I don't know, it looked like they knew everything that was coming," Volquez said. "I guess I've got to watch the videos and find out what it is."

Colorado got to Volquez early, going in front in the first inning on Rosario's two-run single.

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