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Jimenez holds Padres hitless into 6th in 10-6 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez held San Diego hitless into the sixth inning and Miguel Olivo, Carlos Gonzalez and Ryan Spilborghs each hit a two-run homer in the Colorado Rockies' 10-6 win over the Padres on Monday night.

Seth Smith hit a solo homer for the Rockies, who have won five of seven.

Jimenez (14-1), the major league wins leader who threw a no-hitter April 17 at Atlanta, lost his bid for another no-no in the sixth when he allowed four runs on four hits, including Scott Hairston's three-run homer off the facade of the second deck in left field.

The right-hander, who was perfect through three innings, won his eighth straight decision, tying Jeff Francis' team record set in 2007. His ERA rose from 1.60 to 1.83, tying him with Florida's Josh Johnson for best in the big leagues.

Trailing 8-0, the NL West-leading Padres finally figured out Jimenez in the sixth. Tony Gwynn Jr. drew a leadoff walk before David Eckstein got San Diego's first hit, a single to left past diving shortstop Clint Barmes. Adrian Gonzalez struck out and Chase Headley singled in Gwynn before Hairston hit a 2-1 pitch for his eighth homer.

Jimenez left after six innings. He struck out seven and walked four.

He retired the first nine Padres batters on 30 pitches, including five strikeouts.

Jimenez struggled in the fourth, walking Gwynn to open the inning and Gonzalez with one out before retiring Headley and Hairston. Jimenez walked Will Venable leading off the fifth before retiring the next three batters.

Jimenez was coming off his worst start of the season, a no-decision against Boston in which he allowed six runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings.

The Padres added two more runs against the Rockies' bullpen in the seventh. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-out RBI single and Hairston hit an RBI double off the top of the fence in left, missing a three-run homer by inches. Venable was intentionally walked to load the bases before Nick Hundley grounded out.

Hairston had four RBIs.

Olivo, Jimenez's batterymate, also hit a two-run double and finished a triple shy of the cycle.

San Diego's Kevin Correia (5-6) had a rough night. He allowed Gonzalez's two-run homer to right in the first, Olivo's two-run double in the third and Olivo's two-run homer in the fifth that landed in the balcony on the third level of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left-field corner. They were the 11th for both Gonzalez and Olivo.

Correia walked Melvin Mora ahead of Gonzalez's homer. The right-hander allowed six runs and seven hits in five innings, walked six and struck out three.

Spilborghs hit a two-run homer to left off Sean Gallagher with two outs in the sixth, his eighth, for an 8-0 lead. Smith had a solo shot off Edward Mujica leading off the ninth, his 11th.

NOTES: Rockies 1B Todd Helton was a late scratch with lower back stiffness and is day to day. He was replaced by Mora. ... Jimenez's road ERA rose from 0.80 to 1.23, best in the majors. His last two starts are the only times he's allowed more than three earned runs this season.