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DENVER -- Dexter Fowlers clutch hit in extra innings ensured that Carlos Gonzalezs all-around performance didnt go to waste. Carolina Hurricanes Store . Fowlers single with two outs in the 10th inning scored DJ LeMahieu from third base and the Colorado Rockies rallied for an 8-7 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Fowler finished with four hits and Troy Tulowitzki had two, including his 16th home run. Rockies starter Juan Nicasio retired his first 16 batters. "Its as good as Ive seen Juan this year," manager Walt Weiss said. Fowler got mobbed by teammates after his hit, but it was Gonzalez who did the dirty work to get the Rockies to the 10th inning. The left fielder made two big catches near the wall and came through with a two-strike, two-out double in the ninth to tie the score. It was his only hit of the day but it helped the Rockies gain a split of the four-game series. "I was battling the whole game offensively," Gonzalez said. "When youre having a tough game offensively you have to go out there and keep the game close and help the pitchers as much as you can." Nick Hundley, Cameron Maybin and Mark Kotsay homered for the Padres, who missed an opportunity to take three of four in the series after blowing a three-run lead in the ninth. Three of the games were won in the winning teams last at-bat. Sunday, it was Colorados turn. Rex Brothers (2-0) pitched the 10th for the victory. Tyson Ross (0-3) walked Todd Helton to lead off the 10th. Jonathan Herrera singled with one out and LeMahieu, pinch-running for Helton, moved to third on Tyler Colvins groundout. Fowler then singled up the middle off Joe Thatcher, who came on to face Colvin, to give the Rockies their sixth walk-off win this season and second of the series. "I was just trying to make a pitch, keep it down," Thatcher said. "He got a better piece of it than I would have liked for him to." Fowler got the game-winning hit after the Rockies rallied against closer Luke Gregerson in the ninth. Colvins RBI single made it 7-5 and Gonzalez tied it with a two-run double down the right-field line on Gregersons third straight slider. "He threw me another one on the outside corner, I tried to stay patient and let it get deep," Gonzalez said. "It was the perfect pitch to hit to right field." Ross came on and retired Nolan Arenado to send the game into extra innings. Gonzalezs game-tying double nearly overshadowed his defence. The Gold Glove outfielder made two fine catches, one in the fifth on Kyle Banks drive to the top of the wall to temporarily preserve the perfect game and another in the sixth to end a rally and save two runs. "Hes a phenomenal athlete," Weiss said. "A huge double to tie the game up. Big-time performance by CarGo." It was also a big-time performance early by Nicasio, who was untouchable through the first five innings. He struck out seven and had only one three-ball count, to Will Venable in the second inning. Maybin grounded out to start the sixth before the Padres broke through. Hundley hit a 2-2 slider into the left-field bleachers to end the drama, and the 33,668 fans at Coors Field gave Nicasio an ovation as Hundley circled the bases. "I hung a slider," Nicasio said. "I didnt think about the no-hitter, only that I missed the pitch. If I put my slider in the dirt maybe he strikes out." With the perfect game gone, Nicasio appeared to lose his rhythm. The next three batters singled to make it 4-2 before Gonzalez made a running catch of Venables liner to end the inning. Edgmer Escalona came on in the seventh and allowed a solo home run to Maybin and a two-run, pinch-hit homer to Kotsay that gave the Padres a 5-4 lead. They were the first homers of the year for both players. "Playing here the games never over," said Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, who left in the 10th with a right groin strain. "Their guy has a no-hitter through five and by the seventh inning we have the lead." The Padres scored two more off reliever Matt Belisle in the eighth to make it 7-4. San Diego starter Clayton Richard had a rough start to his day even before he took the mound. A few hours before the game, Richard, Hundley and pitching coach Darren Balsley had a closed-door meeting in the clubhouse managers office to go over the game plan for the afternoon. When they were done, the door was jammed and couldnt be opened. After clubhouse personnel tried unsuccessfully to unlock the door with several sets of keys, Richard, Hundley and Balsley removed the pins from the hinges and the door was pushed open from the outside. Things didnt get much better for Richard when he took the mound. He gave up a two-run homer to Tulowitzki in the first inning and two more runs in the third on a groundout by Gonzalez and a triple by Arenado to make it 4-0. Richard settled down after that, retiring 10 of the last 12 batters he faced. He allowed four runs on eight hits, struck out three and walked one in six innings. "I thought I threw well for the most part," he said. "A bad pitch to Tulo that came over the plate, but really other than that it was just baseball." NOTES: Escalona left the game with right triceps soreness. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday and the Rockies said the results will be known Tuesday. ... San Diego SS Everth Cabrera extended his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games. ... Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer was out of the lineup for the third straight game with a strained rib cage muscle. Weiss said Cuddyer has improved since getting injured in the 12th inning Thursday and with a day off Monday thinks there is a chance the veteran will play the opener against Washington on Tuesday. ... San Diego closer Huston Street (left calf strain) will pitch a simulated game Monday. He is eligible to come off the 15-day DL on Friday. ... Padres RHP Jason Marquis (7-2) will pitch Mondays opener of a three-game series against Atlanta. Hurricanes Jerseys 2020 . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. https://www.cheaphurricanes.com/ . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete.The Winnipeg Goldeyes just keep on winning. Wednesday night in Amarillo, Tex., the Goldeyes got two great starts from Matt Rusch and Alex Capaul and swept a doubleheader from the Amarillo Sox, 2-1 in the opener and 5-0 in the nightcap. With the twin-bill sweep, the Goldeyes are now 6-0 on the season and counting last years 6-0 sweep in the American Association playoffs have won a dozen straight ball games. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Goldeyes recorded their second shutout of the season as Capaul worked five complete innings, allowing only four hits. He was picked up by Brendan Lafferty in the sixth and Wes Alsup in the seventh, both relievers pitched hitless and scoreless innings. The Goldeyes scored two in the first and one each in the fourth, fifth and seventh. Red-hot Ryan Scoma drove in the winning run with a two-run double in the first. Leonard Davis went two-for-four with two runs scored and an RBI that came on a leadoff solo home run in the fifth. Josh Mazzola went two-for-four with a run scored. Officially, Scoma was one-for-one with a run scored and two driven in. Scoma is now hitting .600. “The guys got the hits in timely situations to win the first one and they kept it going in Game 2,” Goldeyes pitching coach Jamie Vermilyea told Paul Edmonds on the TSN 1290 post-game show. “We closed them out in the first game and then we came out hot and kept our foot on the gas in Game 2.” Vermilyea was impressed with the teams performance, but he was particularly pleased with the efforts of Scoma and his pitchers. “Ryan Scoma is a great, two-out, two-strike hitter,” Vermilyea said. “He waits to get his pitch and he hits it. That simple. “Before the game I was thinking, &lsquuo;It would be great if we could get three or four innings from Alex (Capaul), but he kept his pitch-count down and threw strikes. Fake Hurricanes Jerseys. Then how about Wes Alsup in the ninth? Wow! He was throwing it up there at 95-97 miles per hour. He has rookie status. Were glad to have him.” Capaul (1-0) got the win while Amarillos Joe Newby (1-1) suffered the loss. There was no save. Meanwhile, in the scheduled seven-inning Game 1, the Goldeyes got a tremendous start from Matt Rusch and scored their two runs on an RBI single in the sixth from Nick Liles and an RBI single in the eighth from Fehlandt Lentini. Then, they topped it off with another scoreless final inning from closer Patrick Keating. Amarillo scored its only run in the first as K.C. Serna tripled and then scored an unearned run on an error by Goldeyes catcher Luis Alen. Sox starter Jason Johnson held the Goldeyes scoreless through five innings, but in the sixth Nate Samson singled, went to second on a sacrifice by Amos Ramon and scored on a single by Liles. Then, in the eighth, Samson walked, went to second on a sacrifice by Ramon and scored on a single by Lentini. Meanwhile, Rusch pitched seven complete innings allowing one unearned run on just three hits and picked up his second win of the season. Keating came on and picked up his second save of the year. He gave up two hits, but eventually struck out the side. Liles went three-for-four and drove in a run, while Lentini went two-for-four with an RBI. The Goldeyes immediately jumped on the bus and started heading north. Theyll open a four-game series in Lincoln against the Saltdogs on Thursday night. Canadian left-hander Mark Hardy (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will pitch the first game of the series for the Fish. ' ' '
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