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Padres beat Rockies 14-3, to snap three-game skid

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San Diego Padres' Yangervis Solarte slams a base loaded hit to center field and drives in two runs against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 1, 2015, in San Diego. San Diego Padres' Yangervis Solarte slams a base loaded hit to center field and drives in two runs against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 1, 2015, in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kennedy pitched six solid innings and the San Diego Padres broke a three-game losing streak by thumping the Colorado Rockies, 14-3, on Friday night.

Kennedy (1-1), who was rocked for eight runs in his previous outing, rebounded with a solid performance. Kennedy allowed two runs on four hits in winning for the sixth time 10 decisions against the Rockies.

It was the Padres' second victory in nine games as they return to .500. Friday marked the second time they scored more than four runs in a contest over that span.

San Diego's Yangervis Solarte had four RBIs and two hits. Derek Norris had three RBIs and three hits. Justin Upton had three hits and two RBIs and Yonder Alonso added three hits and one RBI.

Colorado's Eddie Butler (2-2) worked four innings and was charged with five runs, four hits and two walks. He struck out three.

The Padres broke it open with a season-high, eight-run eighth inning which included a key error by two-time Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado. It was the Rockies' fourth error of the game.

Arenado's fourth home run this season brought the Rockies to within 6-2 in the sixth.

Alonso's single in the fifth scored Upton for a 6-1 edge, after Upton singled and went to second on Norris' single.

Drew Stubbs' solo homer in the fifth, his first hit of the year, cut the Rockies' deficit to 5-1.

Butler made two mistakes to open the fourth, then his teammates added two more in the four-run inning.

After Upton was hit by a pitch, Butler drew a two-base error when trying to pick Upton off first. Norris singled in Upton for a 2-0 advantage.

Alonso followed with a double, then Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu booted ground balls for errors, with Norris scoring. Alonso came home, as did Will Middlebrooks, on Solarte's two-out single for a 5-0 cushion.

Will Myers opened the first with a walk and advanced to third when running on Matt Kemp's single. Kemp was retired on Upton's grounder, but Myers scored for a 1-0 lead.

TRAINERS ROOM

Rockies: OF Charlie Blackmon was out of the lineup because manager Walt Weiss said Blackmon was "under the weather" but he was available to pinch-hit.

Padres: RHP Shawn Kelley, who is on the DL with a strained left calf, was scheduled to make a rehabilitation start for Single A Lake Elsinore.

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Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 11.57) will make his third start of the year and second against the Padres. On April 20, he allowed a career-high tying nine runs in two innings in a 14-3 loss to San Diego.

Padres: RHP Brandon Morrow (1-0, 2.67) is trying to win his second straight game after beating the Dodgers on April 26. Morrow has worked six innings in each of his four starts this season, the first time he's done that since 2012.

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