Rockies pitching sharp over 6 innings to hold off Padres 9-6

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 18:26:09-04

DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela pitched six innings of one-run ball, designated hitter Matt Kemp homered for a second straight game and the Colorado Rockies held off the San Diego Padres 9-6.

The Rockies moved to 6-2. Their mark is tied for the team’s second-best start in franchise history.

Senzatela was the latest to turn in an efficient performance. Colorado’s starters rank first in the majors with a 2.00 ERA. The right-hander allowed four hits, walked one and struck out six to help the Rockies take two of three from San Diego and win their third straight series.

Kemp hit a two-run homer off Zach Davies in the fourth.