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Pham, Tatis homer in 9th, Padres rally, beat Rockies 8-7


Pham hit a three-run homer in the ninth after Fernando Tatis Jr. tied it with two outs, and the San Diego Padres rallied for an 8-7 win over Colorado on Friday night to spoil the Rockies' home opener.


1of8San Diego Padres' Tommy Pham follows the flight of his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP2of8San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. jokes with teammates as they line up for introductions before a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP3of8San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. heads to the plate to lead off the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP4of8Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, back, is congratulated by Nolan Arenado as Blackmon crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP5of8San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, front, reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, back, in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP6of8Colorado Rockies' Sam Hilliard, left, slides safely into home plate to score on a double hit by pinch hitter Matt Kemp as San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges turns to apply a alte tag in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP7of8San Diego Padres' Manny Machado advances from third base to score on a passed ball against the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP8of8San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, holds up his glove to show that he tagged out Colorado Rockies' Daniel Murphy as he tries to advacnce from first to third base on a single hit by Ryan McMahon in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver.David Zalubowski/AP


Craig Stammen (1-0) threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win, while Kirby Yates made things interesting in the ninth.


David Dahl also had a diving catch in center and Pham an outstretched grab in left during a game delayed for 37 minutes by a predicted rain shower that never materialized.


Colorado's home opener featured a virtual first pitch and national anthem, along with a tribute on the video screen to the players from their families and loved ones.


San Diego will counter with left Joey Lucchesi (0-0, 4.91), who allowed a career-high eight earned runs the last time he pitched in Denver on Sept. 13.






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