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Jul 31, 2011 8:18 PM by Jordan Mason

Guzman keys late rally as Padres beat Rockies 8-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jesus Guzman drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in a six-run eighth inning, as the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Guzman's single off Matt Belisle came on a day when San Diego dealt with the distraction of two trades in the final hour before the non-waiver trading deadline.

The late Padres' rally ruined a solid outing by Colorado rookie Juan Nicasio, who struck out a career-high 10 in seven strong innings. Nicasio limited the Padres to two runs, one unearned run,
on five hits and walked one.

Chad Qualls (5-5) pitched one inning for the win.

San Diego, which lost eight of its previous 10, scored six runs in the eighth to erase Colorado's 3-2 lead.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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