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Aug 12, 2014 2:52 AM by Bethany Rhodes

Solarte's 2-run homer lifts Padres to 4-3 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Yangervis Solarte hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres beat the last-place Colorado Rockies 4-3 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games.

Solarte's third shot with the Padres, and ninth overall this season, came an inning after Colorado's Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer to give the Rockies a 3-1 lead.

Yonder Alonso hit a solo homer in the fourth for the Padres, who improved to 14-8 since the All-Star break.

Solarte homered to left with one out in the seventh on a 1-0 pitch from Boone Logan (2-3), who came on to start the inning. Pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte hit a leadoff double and was sacrificed by Will Venable ahead of Solarte's shot.

Nick Vincent (1-2) pitched two perfect innings for the win.

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