DENVER -- The Padres arrived in Coors Field with their bats a-blazing, scoring all they needed in a five-run first and three times scoring more runs in an inning than the Rockies scored all night Monday. San Diego took the series opener, 14-3, hitting the Rockies hard in a park where they dominated the Friars in 2014.
The nine runs in the first two innings spoiled the return of Rockies southpaw Jorge De La Rosa, who opened the season on the disabled list with a left groin strain. The nine runs matched a career high for De La Rosa and the two innings marked the shortest outing ever at Coors Field for the starter.
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