Jon Garland threw six sharp innings in his first appearance in almost two years and Michael Cuddyer drove in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
Garland (1-0) hardly showed any signs of rust in his first big league start since June 1, 2011. He had season-ending shoulder surgery a month later. The procedure also kept him sidelined for 2012. He gave up two runs and struck out two.
Cuddyer finished the night 3 for 4, including a two-run homer in the seventh that sealed the Rockies fourth straight win. Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each added RBI singles.
Tyson Ross (0-1) lasted four innings and allowed three runs - two earned - in his Padres debut after being acquired in the offseason from Oakland. He struggled with his control as he walked four.
Carlos Quentin had two doubles and scored twice for the Padres, who are 1-4 to start the season.
Garland attempted a comeback with Seattle as a non-roster invitee this sp...