Sep 4, 2010 8:29 PM by Jordan Mason

Rockies send Padres to 9th straight loss, 6-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) - NL batting leader Carlos Gonzalez had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 win Saturday over the reeling NL West-leading San Diego Padres, whose nine-game losing streak is their longest since 2003.

The Padres hadn't lost more than three in a row before this streak, during which they've gone from having the best record in the NL to having the third-best. They've been outscored 51-21 in
the nine games.

Neither a pregame players-only meeting nor an appearance by the San Diego Chicken could pull the Padres out of their funk. The Rockies beat the Padres for the 10th time in 14 games this year,
including six of eight at Petco Park.

Jason Hammel (10-7) held San Diego to two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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