Rockies 8 Padres 2

Sunday, September 5th 2004, 11:53 am
By: News On 6

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Shawn Estes pitched seven solid innings and had two hits in the Colorado Rockies' 8-to-2 victory over San Diego.

Estes is 14-and-6. He allowed two runs and four hits, matching the single-season team record for wins by a left-hander first set by Mike Hampton in 2001. He also singled in the fifth, tripled in the sixth and scored two runs.

Tim Harikkala pitched two hitless innings, completing the four-hitter.

J-D Closser hit his first major league homer for Colorado. Todd Helton also homered for the Rockies, who won for the third time in four games following an eight-game losing streak.