Jun 15, 2011 1:02 AM by Lee Douglas
DENVER (AP) - Juan Nicasio had a career-high nine strikeouts in six innings and Chris Iannetta hit a three-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies end a three-game skid with a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Before the game, manager Jim Tracy held a closed-door meeting to shake his team out of their funk. The Rockies responded to the pep talk, moving to 3-3 on their season-long 10-game homestand.
Nicasio (2-1) gave up a leadoff homer to Chris Denorfia, but soon settled into a groove. He gave up six hits and walked just one in his fourth start since being called up from Double-A Tulsa.
Wade LeBlanc (0-2) was recalled from Triple-A Tucson before the game to help out a banged-up rotation. He allowed three runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings.
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