Carlos Gonzalez also had a big night, going 3-for-4 with a double and his 13th homer of the season in the fifth. Pat Valaika hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh to make it 16-0, his fourth pinch-hit homer on the season.
It was a rough night for former Rockie Jordan Lyles, who made his third start as a member of the Padres and gave up seven runs on eight hits over four innings.
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Third inning’s a charm: The Rockies sent nine batters to the plate in the third against Lyles, putting five runs on the board. Jonathan Lucroy led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Anderson, and scored on the record-setting double by Blackmon. It was also his 81st extra-base hit of the season out of the top spot in the lineup, another NL record (surpassing Jimmy Rollins’ 80 in 2007).
No-hitter broken up Manuel-ly: With two outs in the sixth, Padres center fielder Manuel Margot hit a slow dribbler out in front of the plate and legged out an infield single, the first hit of the game against Anderson. Carlos Asuaje followed with another single, but Anderson then struck out Wil Myers to end the threat.
Padres reliever Miguel Diaz was ejected from the game in the sixth inning with the Rockies leading, 10-0. Diaz came in to start the inning and struck out Ian Desmond looking. He then gave up three runs on three hits, yielding a single to right from Lucroy, a single to left from pinch-hitter Alexi Amarista, and a towering three-run homer to right from Blackmon.
With LeMahieu — 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs — at bat, Diaz hit him in the left biceps area with the first pitch. LeMahieu started slowly to the mound while unleashing some commentary, and both dugouts and bullpens quickly emptied onto the field, though there was no physical altercation between the teams. Home plate umpire and crew chief Gerry Davis ejected Diaz and warned both managers.
Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com based in Denver and covered the Padres on Saturday.
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