Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/5/13
Coming off a winning homestand, the Colorado Rockies open a nine-game trip hoping to continue their season success against the San Diego Padres. Off the bat, the Rockies look to win consecutive road games for the first time in more than two months Friday night against the Padres. Colorado (66-75) is on the verge of missing the postseason for a fourth straight year, but not because of its play versus San Diego. The Rockies hold a 96-62 scoring advantage while winning 12 of 16 from the Padres (62-77), and are 5-1 at Petco Park this season. After winning their finale at Miami last month, the Rockies are in position to win two straight road contests for the first time since June 22-23. Colorado completed a 5-4 homestand with Wednesday's 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Michael Cuddyer had two hits with two RBIs to raise his average to .331. In the mix for the NL batting title, Cuddyer is 9 for 15 with six RBIs in September. The 34-year-old never hit better than .284 in any...
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