Tyler Anderson’s strong debut leads Rockies past Padres, 2-1


DENVER | Tyler Anderson pitched into the seventh inning in his impressive major league debut, Mark Reynolds homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Sunday.

San Diego starter Christian Friedrich struck out a season-high nine and allowed only two hits and an unearned run against his former team. Matt Kemp had three hits for the Padres, who fell to 0-10 on Sundays and 1-20 in the final game of a series this season.

Anderson, the 20th pick in the 2011 amateur draft, did his part in holding down San Diego’s offense. He allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.

Friedrich’s bases-loaded walk to Ryan Raburn gave the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the sixth. San Diego tied it on Jon Jay’s RBI single off winner Gonzalez Germen (2-0).

Reynolds homered against Kevin Quackenbush (3-3) leading off the seventh.

Boone Logan got the final out for his first save since 2012.

The matchup between Friedrich and Anderson marked the third time two Rockies first-round picks faced each other. Friedrich was the 25th selection in 2008 and made his big league debut in 2012. He began his career as a starter but moved to the bullpen and made a career-high 68 appearances for Colorado last season.

He nearly upstaged Anderson in a rare pitching duel at Coors Field. The game was scoreless into the sixth and neither pitcher allowed a baserunner from the second through fourth innings, with Friedrich setting down 15 straight batters and Anderson retiring 10 in a row.


Padres: 3B Yangervis Solarte did not start after leaving Saturday’s game with a left thumb injury, but he pinch-hit in the ninth inning. “He feels good,” manager Andy Green said. “I will try to give him a day of rest. Usually those things are 48 to 72 hours.” … Green said RHP Andrew Cashner (strained neck) is feeling better and has better range of motion.

Rockies: C Tony Wolters (concussion) was being evaluated after making two rehab starts in the minors. Colorado manager Walt Weiss said Wolters is back with the team and could possibly be activated Tuesday.


The Rockies held a moment of silence before the national anthem for victims in the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.


Padres: RHP Colin Rea (3-2, 4.74 ERA) will make his 12th start of the season and third since being recalled from Triple-A El Paso on June 2 when he faces Miami on Monday. Rea is 3-2 with a 4.17 ERA in his last nine starts for San Diego.

Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (2-4, 8.81) opens a two-game series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. It will be his first start since May 24. He was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in three relief appearances since his last start.