SAN DIEGO (AP) – Jesus Guzman drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in a six-run eighth inning, as the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
Guzman’s single off Matt Belisle came on a day when San Diego dealt with the distraction of two trades in the final hour before the non-waiver trading deadline.
The late Padres’ rally ruined a solid outing by Colorado rookie Juan Nicasio, who struck out a career-high 10 in seven strong innings. Nicasio limited the Padres to two runs, one unearned run, on five hits and walked one.
Chad Qualls (5-5) pitched one inning for the win.
San Diego, which lost eight of its previous 10, scored six runs in the eighth to erase Colorado’s 3-2 lead.