Sports - Colorado Rockies

Jul 30, 2011 11:49 PM by Jordan Mason

Jimenez trade overshadows Rockies win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez was pulled after one rocky inning Saturday night as the Rockies agreed to deal their ace to Cleveland, then Colorado rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 10-6.

Eliezer Alfonzo hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs for the Rockies.

Jimenez started the game and allowed four runs and two hits and four walks in the first. He was lifted for Emil Rogers and told reporters outside the Colorado locker room he had been traded to
the Indians.

The Rockies confirmed the five-player deal to the Cleveland Indians later in the game.

In an odd scene, Jimenez went to the mound to warm up after Troy Tulowitzki had hit a two-run homer in the top of the first off Aaron Harang. At the same time, Esmil Rogers began throwing in the Rockies' bullpen.

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


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