SAN DIEGO -- James Shields pitched effectively on Monday night, and the offense finally rewarded him with a win as the Padres edged the Rockies, 2-1, at Petco Park.
In Shields' five starts leading into this series opener, he had turned in four quality performances. But the Padres had supplied just five runs of support, a big reason why the veteran right-hander had dropped his first four decisions for the only time in his career.
Jay Paris is a contributor for MLB.com based in San Diego and covered the Padres on Monday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.