DENVER (AP) — Jeff Francis pitched six scoreless innings, and Rex Brothers bailed out newly recalled Tyler Chatwood before the Colorado Rockies broke out for a 10-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario each hit two-run homers in the eighth inning to help secure the win for Francis.
Francis (1-1) became the first Rockies starter to earn a win since June 4, the last time the Rockies won consecutive games.
The Rockies have won four of the five games started by Francis, who has allowed three runs in 16 innings in his past three starts.
Former Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis (1-4) held Colorado to two runs through five innings before they scored four in the sixth.
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