Arenado, Story power Rockies past Padres, 10-8
DENVER — Nolan Arenado hit his 40th home run and Trevor Story connected twice to lead the Colorado Rockies past the San Diego Padres 10-8 on Friday night.
Jeff Hoffman (2-6) got his first victory since May 29 against Arizona, allowing four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Arenado’s two-run shot in the first inning made him the second player in club history to hit 40 or more homers in three different seasons. Vinny Castilla hit a career-high 46 in 1998 to cap a three-year run of 40 or more.
Story and Garrett Hampson hit back-to-back shots in a five-run fourth to make it 8-2, but the Padres sent 11 batters to the plate in the sixth to get within one.
Story hit a solo homer in the sixth, his 32nd, to make it 9-7. San Diego scored in the seventh and the Rockies added a run in the eighth.
Austin Hedges hit a two-run homer, his 11th, in the second for the Padres.
San Diego starter Joey Lucchesi (10-8) was roughed up for eight runs on nine hits through 3 2/3 innings. He left in the fourth after Story and Hampson homered.
Padres: OF Hunter Renfroe remained out with a right ankle injury that has limited him to one appearance and no starts since Sept. 4. Manager Andy Green said Renfroe had hoped to play in this series. “Been a slow process, he’s frustrated not being able to play here,” Green said.
Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (left groin strain) is scheduled to throw his third bullpen since going on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 22. Trainer Keith Dugger said Freeland would throw two simulated innings.
Colorado outfielder David Dahl was putting together a solid season when a high right ankle sprain on Aug. 2 landed him on the IL. Manager Bud Black confirmed Friday that Dahl won’t be back this season.
The 25-year-old Dahl has dealt with injuries throughout his career, including one to his rib that cost him all of 2017. He finished 2019 hitting .302 with 15 home runs in a career-high 100 games and was named to his first All-Star Game.
“The numbers speak for themselves. I wish it could’ve been through the end of the year and it really could’ve been something,” Black said. “But that’s a lot to build on. That was a very solid year.”
Padres LHP Eric Lauer (8-8, 4.41 ERA) will face RHP Peter Lambert (2-6, 6.86) on Saturday night. Lauer has a 19.73 ERA in three career starts at Coors Field, and Lambert is looking for his first win in his last 16 starts.
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