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Tuesday, Apr. 17 10:05pm ET
Colorado 9, San Diego 5
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SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Juan Uribe hit a bases-loaded triple and Larry Walker a two-run homer as the Colorado Rockies won 9-5 Tuesday night over the San Diego Padres, who wasted Tony Gwynn's first three-hit game of the season.

Starter Pedro Astacio (2-1) drove in two runs and limited the Padres to two runs and five hits in six innings, and Todd Walker hit a solo homer.

The Rockies, who were swept by the Padres in a three-game series in Denver during the season's first week, batted around in the seventh and scored five runs off rookie reliever Brian Lawrence.

Larry Walker hit Lawrence's third pitch to right-center for his seventh homer, scoring Todd Walker, who had three hits. With the bases loaded and one out, Uribe hit a triple that skipped past Gwynn in right field.

Gwynn went 3-for-5 _ missing the Padres' first cycle by a homer _ and was stranded at third base three times, including after hitting his first triple since 1997. After Gwynn flied out in his fourth at-bat, most of the crowd of 16,615 walked out.

Gwynn, in his 20th season, has 3,120 hits. He's coming off surgery on his left knee that limited him to a career-low 36 games last year.

Rickey Henderson, called up from the minors by the Padres earlier in the day, singled as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning for his 2,915th career hit.

Todd Walker homered leading off the fifth off Bobby Jones (0-2) to break a 2-2 tie. Astacio lined an RBI single to center in the sixth and also had a sacrifice bunt in the fourth that tied the game at 2.

Gwynn doubled with one out in the first, tripled into the Rockies' bullpen in the right-field corner with one out in the third and singled leading off the fifth.

The double was the 536th of his career, moving him out of a tie with Lou Gehrig and into sole possession of 22nd on the all-time list.

Gwynn's triple was his first since July 14, 1997, against San Francisco, a span of 347 games.

San Diego took a 2-0 lead on one hit, two walks and an error by Astacio in the second inning. Donaldo Mendez singled in Ben Davis, who scored when center fielder Juan Pierre's one-hop throw got away from catcher Ben Petrick.

Astacio backed up the play but threw the ball into center field trying to get Mendez at second, allowing Santiago Perez to score from second on the error. Todd Helton singled in Colorado's first run in the third.

Astacio walked six and struck out five. Jones allowed four runs _ three earned _ on eight hits in six innings.

Davis hit a two-run single during the Padres' three-run ninth. Jose Jimenez came in and retired Bubba Trammell with two runners on for his fourth save.

Notes: The Padres put OF Mark Kotsay on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday with a left quadriceps strain, to make room for Henderson. Triple-A shortstop Kevin Nicholson was designated for assignment. ... Mendez was spiked by Todd Helton near his left knee in the third inning, was treated in the dugout and returned to the game. ... Colorado's Todd Hollandsworth tied a club record by homering in three straight at-bats on Sunday, but failed to extend it when he singled in his first at-bat Tuesday. ... Colorado reliever Joe Davenport who lives in nearby Santee singled in his first major league at bat in the ninth.

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