Aug 12, 2014 2:52 AM by Bethany Rhodes
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.