Will Venable tripled and scored in the first, then doubled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to back 37-year-old Jeff Suppan and lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 win against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
The Rockies lost their fifth straight.
Suppan (2-0), settled down after the first inning, when he allowed two hits and two walks but gave up only one run. He has won both of his starts since being called up from Triple-A Tucson after lefty Cory Luebke went on the disabled list with a strained elbow.
Suppan contributed to the go-ahead run when he sacrificed Jason Bartlett, who drew a leadoff walk in the fifth. Venable then followed with a double to left to give the Padres a 2-1 lead against Alex White, (0-1), who was making his season debut. Orlando Hudson added an RBI triple in the eighth.
Suppan held Colorado to one run and four hits in five innings, walked two and struck out one.
Dale Thayer pitched the ninth for his second save in as many nights. He allowed ...