SAN DIEGO (MLB) — Josh Rutledge capped a six-run comeback with a game-tying grand slam in the eighth, but the Rockies fell victim to a walk-off single from Yonder Alonso in the bottom of the ninth in a wild 12-11 loss to the Padres in front of 22,948 at Petco Park.
The six-run Rockies eighth wasn’t even the biggest half inning of the game. That came in the bottom of the fifth, when the Padres (71-76) put together an eight-run outburst after starter Alex White departed.
The eight runs were the most the Rockies (58-87) have allowed in an inning all season, and were all scored with two outs off relievers Adam Ottavino (seven runs on six hits in 2/3 of an inning) and Matt Reynolds (one run on two hits in 1/3). A two-run Chase Headley homer off Reynolds was the exclamation point on that frame, which saw 12 Padres come to the plate.
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