Posted: Jul 11, 2010 6:22 PM by Jordan Mason
DENVER (AP) - Matt Belisle's bases-loaded throwing error led to two unearned runs in the eighth inning for the Padres, Everth Cabrera hit his first homer of the season in the ninth and San Diego beat the Colorado Rockies 9-7 Sunday to avert a series sweep.
Scott Hairston matched a career high with four hits in helping the NL West-leading Padres gain a two-game cushion over second-place Colorado heading into the All-Star break. The Rockies
had their season-high six-game winning streak snapped.
Heath Bell, coming on in the eighth after reliever Mike Adams left with an oblique strain, got the five outs for his 24th save in 27 chances, giving up an RBI single to Carlos Gonzalez.
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