Jimenez wins season-best 14th as Rockies beat Padres
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Ace pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez recorded his Major League-leading 14th win of the season despite bleeding four runs from his final inning in the Colorado Rockies' 10-6 win over the NL West-leading San Diego Padres on Monday.
Jimenez (14-1), who struggled in his previous start against the Boston Red Sox last week, tossed five scoreless innings before getting punished in the sixth.
The Rockies had long established an 8-0 lead for their starter, however, led by Miguel Olivo who hit a two-run double in the third and a two-run homer in the fifth.
San Diego outfielder Scott Hairston recorded four RBIs and pulled the home side within 8-6 with a run-scoring double in the seventh, but Colorado added two insurance runs in the ninth before reliever Huston Street took the final three outs.
(Reporting by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Compiled by Infostrada Sports; Editing by Ian Ransom)
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