Morneau hits homer in 10th, Rox beat Padres 8-6

Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Colorado Rockies turned just the third triple play in team history as they beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday.

After Carlos Gonzalez singled earlier in the inning, Morneau lined a 3-2 fastball from Dale Thayer (2-2) to straightaway center. The first baseman rounded the bases and flipped his helmet off after passing third. It was the second walkoff homer for Colorado this season.

Nick Masset (1-0) pitched a perfect 10th for his first win with Colorado. LaTroy Hawkins blew his first save in the ninth as he surrendered a game-tying two-run homer to Everth Cabrera.

The triple play in the third was Colorado’s first since Tulowitzki turned an unassisted one April 29, 2007, against Atlanta.

Seth Smith and Rene Rivera hit solo homers for the Padres, who return home following a 3-3 road excursion.

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