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Gray And Owings Lead The Rockies To A 3 1 Victory Over The Padres Pitching Staff

This season, the Colorado Rockies haven’t had many huge moments to celebrate.

There were two on Sunday.

Charlie Blackmon draped the purple MVP necklace around his skipper’s neck minutes after the Rockies won Bud Black’s 2,000th career game as a manager.

The Rockies clinched their first road series of the season with a 3-1 victory over Black’s previous team, the San Diego Padres.

The Rockies won two of three and have won five of six overall against the Padres, including a three-game sweep at Coors Field June 14-16. Pinch-hitter Chris Owings hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning, and Jon Gray had another good start for the Rockies, who took two of three and have won five of six overall against the Padres.

GO TO FOXNEWS.COM FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE. “This was an example of players working hard,” Black added.

“Jon Gray pitched excellently, with a couple of huge swings from a couple of older guys, which is encouraging; proud of the group’s tenacity.”

This is one I’ll remember.

The Rockies, who have been mired in fourth place in the National League West since late May, won 8-34 away from Coors Field.

They didn’t win a road series until shortly before the All-Star break.

“Oh, it is what it is,” Black said of the team’s road record.

“It’s not up to par.”

We were annoyed by it.

We’re looking for solutions to help us turn things around.

We were up against a strong opponent.

They were putting it out there in the open.

We went head-to-head with them and won two of the three games.

“The guys are playing hard and trying to do the right things, and I appreciate it,” Gray (6-6) said of Owings’ home run off Craig Stammen (3-2). Gray has thrown well in four starts after returning from a stint on the disabled list with a right flexor strain.

Gray pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out seven and walking three batters.

Daniel Bard threw the ninth inning for his fourth straight save and 14th overall. Jhoulys Chacin pitched two perfect innings and Jhoulys Chacin pitched two perfect innings.

After the second inning, Gray didn’t allow a hit.

In the second, he loaded the bases with two straight singles and a walk, but the Padres only gained one run when Victor Caratini grounded into a double play.

“Really, that was precisely what we needed,” Gray added.

“We’ve been hunting for road wins, especially series wins, all year, and they’ve been difficult to come by, so it was great to get one here in San Diego, and everything worked out nicely.”

It was a fantastic day for us.” Owings hit his first home run with one out in the eighth inning.

Cron tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning with his 12th home run off Chris Paddack.

In the ninth inning, All-Star infielders Manny Machado and Jake Cronenworth both made an error, allowing the Rockies to score an unearned run.

“To get where we want to go, this is unacceptable,” said manager Jayce Tingler, whose Padres defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in a wild-card series.

Last year, the St. Louis Cardinals were swept in the National League Division Series by the eventual World Series winner Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Padres, who have been in third place since June 9 and have lost seven of their last 11 games, lost rookie left-hander Ryan Weathers in the third inning to an apparent knee injury.

Weathers fielded Grays sacrifice bunt and dashed over to tag him, but landed awkwardly on his right leg and collapsed to the ground, clutching his right knee in pain.

He had to be helped off the field after a few moments on the ground.

On the tag attempt, the ball popped loose, putting runners on first and second with no outs, but the Rockies were unable to score.

Weathers was still being tested, Tingler said afterward.

Four of the Padres’ six starters are injured as the team heads into the break.

Chris Paddack, who pitched two innings Sunday, and Joe Musgrove are the only healthy starts.

Yu Darvish, an All-Star pitcher, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, retroactive to Friday, due to left hip soreness.

He was pulled from his start after only three innings on Thursday night, and the Padres announced the next day that he would not pitch in the All-Star game.

Blake Snell, a left-handed pitcher, was placed on the disabled list on Friday with gastroenteritis, retroactive to Tuesday.

Dinelson Lamet, a right-handed pitcher, has been on the IL since June 27 due to right forearm soreness.

Snell won’t be able to play again until Saturday’s game against Washington, which is the second game after the break.

Darvish won’t be able to play until the fourth game following the break, on July 20 in Atlanta.

Lamet, who started the season on the IL and has been on it twice since, the first time with a UCL injury and the second time with forearm irritation, has yet to be given a timeframe by the Padres.

2000 MEN Black became the 62nd manager to achieve the 2,000-game mark in his career.

That was his 638th game as a member of the Rockies.

He was the Padres’ manager from 2007 until the middle of the 2015 season.

964-1,036 is his overall record.

“That makes me feel good to know that Buds is making the majority of the decisions,” Gray added.

“He’s previously worked as a pitcher.”

He can see what we’re reacting to in the game and he’s aware of everything that’s going on.

It’s great to have it.

You are not required to explain anything.

We’re right there with you, buddies.

On Friday night, the Colorado Rockies begin a three-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Padres: Play Washington in the first of a three-game series on Friday night.

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