x
Breaking News
More () »

Denver's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Denver, Colorado | 9NEWS.com

Kyle Freeland dominates Padres, Rockies secure first home win of 2020

Matt Kemp and Trevor Story both hit home runs for Colorado which improved its record to 5-2 on the young season.
Credit: AP
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland works against the San Diego Padres during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — Kyle Freeland pitched six innings of two-hit ball and was backed by the stellar defense of Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-1. 

Freeland allowed a two-out single to Tommy Pham in the first and then retired 13 in a row before Francisco Mejia’s double in the sixth. 

The left-hander struck out four and walked one in throwing an economical 83 pitches. 

It marked the 10th time in his career that Freeland has gone six or more innings and allowed no runs.

Matt Kemp and Trevor Story both hit home runs for Colorado which improved its record to 5-2 on the young season.

RELATED: Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

RELATED: Rockies lose heartbreaking home opener at Coors Field to Padres

RELATED: Opening Day at Coors Field looks different but sounds the same because of fake crowd noise