Rockies beat Padres 6-2, win for the 10th straight Jon Gray start

Thursday, August 23, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Ian Desmond laced a two-run triple in the sixth inning and Jon Gray pitched effectively into the seventh in leading Colorado to a 6-2 win over San Diego on Wednesday.

Tony Wolters added an RBI triple and a sacrifice fly for the rolling Rockies, who remained 1 1/2 games behind NL West-leading Arizona. Colorado is 17-6 at home since July 2.

Gray (10-7) went 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs against a Padres team that was missing infielder Wil Myers after he was a late scratch. Myers sustained a cut on his nose when a grounder hit him in the face while he was fielding at third base during batting practice.

Colorado has won each of Gray's last nine starts, matching a franchise record.

Jacob Nix (1-2) allowed three runs over five innings.


SEATTLE (AP) — Martin Maldonado and Tyler White each homered and had three hits, helping Houston beat Seattle 10-7 on Wednesday.

Maldonado had three RBIs and White had two. The Astros led 9-1 before the Mariners got one back in the fifth and added five more in the sixth.

Charlie Morton (13-3) got the win despite allowing six runs before leaving the game with no one out in the sixth.

Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth to earn his 10th save and first as an Astro. The closer was acquired from Toronto last month and joined the team a week later after finishing a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

Marco Gonzales (12-9) was pitching on eight days of rest but allowed eight runs and 11 hits before leaving with no one out in the fourth.

With Oakland's loss to Texas, Houston took a one-game lead in the AL West.


CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Engel broke a tie with a two-run homer in a five-run fifth, Carlos Rodon continued his torrid stretch with six strong innings and Chicago beat Minnesota 7-3 on Wednesday.

Nicky Delmonico and Tim Anderson also homered off Twins starter Kyle Gibson (7-10), helping send him to only his second loss in seven career decisions at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chicago won for the sixth time in eight games.

The White Sox sent 11 batters to the plate against Gibson and Gabriel Moya in the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie.

Rodon (5-3) allowed four of the first five batters to reach base before he settled down. He allowed three hits and three walks and improved to 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last 10 starts.