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Barmes homers as Rockies win wild one over Padres

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San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonzalez singles against the Colorado Rockies in the third inning of a baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonzalez singles against the Colorado Rockies in the third inning of a baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) - Brad Hawpe homered for the first time since Aug. 29 and the Colorado Rockies beat San Diego 11-10 on Tuesday night despite a rare rough outing from lefty Jorge De La Rosa and a four-run ninth-inning rally by the Padres.

Clint Barmes added an inside-the-park homer for the Rockies, who increased their lead in the NL wild-card race to five games over San Francisco and Atlanta.

The Rockies scored every way imaginable: on the inside-the-park homer, a balk and twice on wild pitches, and they needed every bit of that wacky production.

In a cold, steady drizzle, Franklin Morales came on with two outs and the bases full in the ninth trying to protect an 11-6 lead. He surrendered a two-run single to Adrian Gonzalez, walked Chase Headley and gave up a two-run single to Oscar Salazar to make it 11-10.

Pinch-hitter Nick Hundley lined out to left for the final out as Morales picked up his seventh save in eight tries.

Troy Tulowitzki's RBI single off Cesar Ramos (0-1) broke a 6-6 tie in the fourth and made a winner of Matt Belisle (2-1), the first of seven relievers.

Belisle allowed two hits in three scoreless innings as the Rockies began a nine-game homestand with their eighth straight win at Coors Field, where they're 39-14 since Jim Tracy took over as manager in late May.

De La Rosa was tagged for six runs on six hits and three walks in just 2 1-3 innings. It was a stunningly poor performance by the left-hander who leads the majors with 15 wins since June 1 and who had allowed just three earned runs in 26 innings this month, compiling a 1.04 ERA while going 3-0.

The Padres loaded the bases off De La Rosa in the third on two walks and a single by Adrian Gonzalez before Edgar Gonzalez tripled them all home, then scored on Henry Blanco's single.

That was it for De La Rosa, who was replaced by Belisle. The Rockies quickly got De La Rosa off the hook for the loss on Barmes' RBI single in the bottom of the inning.

After Tulowitzki's single broke the tie, the Rockies made it 8-6 in the sixth inning when Dexter Fowler scored from third on Luis Perdomo's wild pitch.

An inning later, Barmes hit his 23rd homer. Right fielder Edgar Gonzalez dived for the ball and barely missed it, rolling over in pain as Barmes circled the bases behind Ian Stewart, who had walked, with his second career inside-the-park homer.

A minute later, Gonzalez walked off the field and was replaced by Will Venable. The Padres said he had a subluxation, or partial separation, of his left shoulder.

Tulowitzki scored from third on Greg Burke's wild pitch in the eighth, making it 11-6.

The Rockies nearly had a third run score on a wild pitch, but this one from Burke richocheted off the wall and Blanco easily threw out Hawpe trying to score from third for the final out.

De La Rosa appeared to get out of a first-inning jam unscathed when he got Salazar on a flyball to center field, but Fowler misplayed it into a two-run triple.

Carlos Gonzalez led off the bottom of the first with a triple and scored on a balk by Edward Mujica. After Fowler reached on an error and Todd Helton singled, Brad Hawpe hit his 20th homer, giving Colorado a 4-2 lead.

Carlos Gonzalez was lifted an inning later for Seth Smith, who doubled and scored on Helton's single to make it 5-2. The Rockies said Gonzalez had a tight left hamstring, and with a game time temperature of 48 degrees and dropping, they didn't want to risk aggravating it.

On such a chilly night, only about half the announced crowd of 30,695 was actually on hand.

Notes: Mujica allowed six runs on eight hits in 2 2-3 innings. ... Colorado closer Huston Street returned from biceps tendinitis that had sidelined him since Sept. 1 and retired the only two batters he faced, striking out one. ... Barmes' other inside-the-park home run came on May 8, 2005, at Florida.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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