Estes takes loss for Padres

The Colorado Rockies chased San Diego Padres starter Shawn Estes (2-3) in the fifth inning on their way to a 10-3 win on Tuesday in Denver.

After retiring the first two batters in the fifth, Estes, a 1991 Douglas High graduate, gave up a single to Chris Iannetta. Brad Hawpe then walked and Jeff Baker hit his 10th home run of the season to left to make it 6-2. Barmes gave Colorado a 3-2 lead in the fourth with a two-run double.

"He wiggled out of some jams," Padres manager Bud Black said of Estes. "He didn't wiggle out of the last one."

Estes allowed six runs and 13 hits and struck out one in 4 2/3 innings. Estes, who was 15-8 for the Rockies in 2004, is 11-6 lifetime against Colorado.

"I gave up a bunch of hits, but all but two were off pretty good pitches," Estes said. "The double by (Clint) Barmes was a pitch that would have been in the dirt if he hadn't hit it. Baker hit a changeup on a pitch that was up."


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