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Chris Nelson wasn't sure he had hit the ball hard enough for a homer.
When he saw the saw ball disappear over the fence as he rounded first base, out came a celebratory fist pump, and a day marked by frustration at the plate and in the field turned noticeably bright.
Nelson had his go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning, and the Colorado Rockies overcame a career-best six RBI by Chase Headley to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday.
''I was hustling out of the box, but I got it pretty good and I was thinking triple out there,'' said Nelson, who was still fuming over his strikeout in his previous at bat as well as what he considered his sloppy fielding of a grounder to third base that Cameron Maybin beat out for an infield hit in the Padres' three-run fourth.
''The day wasn't going the best for me, just wasn't going well, and it all came out at once,'' Nelson said. ''I've had a couple (of game-winning ho...
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The Colorado Rockies activated first baseman Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday following his recovery from a viral infection.
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Hitter of the month:
3B – Chase Headley
August totals: 306/345/611 – 10 HR, 31 RBI, 20 R
No brainer. Easily the best single month turned in by a Padres third baseman since Phil Nevin was manning the position in Mission Valley. In August, Chase pushed his 2012 season from “nice” to “breakthrough”. Not sure if one month can change the course of an offseason, but it has...
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Tyler Colvin and Ramon Hernandez also homered and Dexter Fowler had three hits and two RBIs to help the Rockies win two of three to snap the Padres' string of three consecutive series victories...
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Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven strong innings, Dexter Fowler hit his first career grand slam, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 9-1 on Saturday night.
Tyler Colvin also homered and doubled to drive in three runs to help the Rockies cool off the Padres, who had won 10 of their previous 11.
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