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Norris' 2-run double lifts Padres over Rockies, 7-6

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San Diego Padres' Yangervis Solarte slides safely into home against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) San Diego Padres' Yangervis Solarte slides safely into home against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — Derek Norris hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Tuesday night.

Clint Barmes homered and Wil Myers had three hits for San Diego, which has won three straight and six of seven.

Nick Hundley hit his first homer as a Rockie and also tripled. Colorado has lost five straight after starting the season 7-2.

The struggling Rockies used a three-run fifth to take a 5-2 lead but the bullpen couldn't hold it. The Padres got one in the seventh and then went up in the eighth.

Pinch-hitter Yangervis Solarte singled home a run, and after a failed safety squeeze left runners at first and second with two outs, Myers tied it with a single. Norris, who had two hits, followed with a two-run double off Boone Logan (0-1) to give the Padres a 7-5 lead.

Hundley led off the ninth with a home run off Craig Kimbrel, but the righty retired the next three batters for his fifth save.

Brandon Maurer (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning to get the win.

Charlie Blackmon had a two-run triple for Colorado.

Barmes led off the third with his first home run since Sept. 11, 2013, to put San Diego ahead 1-0. Matt Kemp's RBI double later in the inning made it 2-0.

The Rockies tied it in the fourth on a triple by Hundley and a groundout by D.J. LeMahieu.

San Diego was poised to break it open in the fifth when Colorado's defense bailed out starter Tyler Matzek. After the first two batters walked, Myers singled to right and Barmes was tagged out in a rundown between third and home.

Rafael Ynoa's error at third loaded the bases but Matzek got Kemp to ground into an inning-ending double play.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: RHP Ian Kennedy joined the team in Denver on Tuesday and is on track to come off the 15-day DL when he's eligible Saturday. Manager Bud Black said he didn't talk to Kennedy before batting practice Tuesday but did say "he's ready," after throwing 81 pitches in an extended spring training game Monday.

Rockies: 3B Nolan Arenado (left wrist) and OF Corey Dickerson (left plantar faciitis) were both out of the starting lineup Tuesday. Arenado said his sore left wrist felt better after taking swings off the tee. Dickerson has been bothered by the plantar faciitis since spring training but he doesn't think it's serious. He pinch-hit in the ninth

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Padres: RHP James Shields (2-0) will try to continue his strong start with his new team. Shields entered Tuesday with 24 strikeouts in three starts, which was tied for fourth in the NL. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his three starts.

Rockies: RHP Kyle Kendrick (1-2) had an impressive start on opening day but struggled in his next two starts. He allowed a career-high eight earned runs against the Cubs on April 11 in his first Coors Field start as a Rockie. He was roughed up for six runs against the Dodgers on Saturday.

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