Ubaldo Jimenez Stays Amazing As Rockies Silence Padres

Though he didn't toss a shutout, Ubaldo Jimenez kept on cruising as the Rockies took care of the Padres. Read more on the game at Purple Row and Gaslamp Ball.

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Ubaldo Jimenez Stays Amazing As Rockies Silence Padres

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Ubaldo Jimenez struck out a career-high 13 batters in seven innings to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres in the first of a three-game set at Petco Park.

Jimenez (6-0) became the majors' first six-game winner after surrendering just a run on four hits for the Rockies, who have won two straight.

Clint Barmes and Carlos Gonzalez both drove in two runs in the win.

Yorvit Torrealba and Matt Stairs each knocked in a run for the Padres, who have dropped two of their last three.

Kevin Correia (4-2) picked up the loss after allowing three runs on four hits in six-plus frames.

Barmes doubled in Gonzalez and Miguel Olivo in the second for a 2-0 lead. Gonzalez drew a walk to start the frame as Olivo followed with a single.

San Diego scored its first run on Torrealba's double down the left-field line in the fourth. Wil Venable scored on the play after reaching with a one-out single and stealing second.

The Padres had a chance to take the lead in the fifth as Tony Gywnn reached third with two outs. But Jimenez got Chase Headley to line out, ending the threat.

Jimenez gave himself some breathing room with an RBI single in the seventh to plate Olivo, who started the frame with a free pass.

The Rockies added to that with two more tallies in the eighth. Gonzalez nailed a two-run single with one down off Joe Thatcher to extend the advantage to 5-1.

In the ninth, Rafael Betancourt allowed Torrealba to score on Stairs' pinch- hit single. But the reliever was bailed out on Barmes' diving stop on the game-ending force out at second.

Jimenez had a scoreless innings streak of 26 before allowing a run in the fourth and now has a seven-start winning streak (six on the road)...The Rockies won two of three at home over the Padres from April 9-11 and took five of the nine meetings last year at Petco Park...San Diego stranded seven runners...No Rockie had more than one hit.

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