Padres' Power Spoils Rockies Rookie's Debut

San Diego's Greene, Hairston back strong outing by Chris Young
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 10:01 PM CDT
Padres' Power Spoils Rockies Rookie's Debut
Colorado Rockies starter Greg Reynolds throws his first pitch in the major leagues against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of their game Sunday May 11, 2008, in San Diego.    (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Scott Hairston and Khalil Greene homered to spoil Greg Reynolds' first start, leading San Diego to a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and their first series win in nearly a month. After winning for just the sixth time in 24 games, the Padres (14-24) continue to have the worst record in the majors.

Reynolds (0-1) and Chris Young (3-3) had been locked in a scoreless duel until Hairston hit Reynolds' first pitch of the sixth inning just a few feet inside the foul pole in the left-field corner at Petco Park. It was Hairston's fifth. Reynolds, the second pick overall in the 2006 draft, allowed four runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. (More MLB stories.)

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