Padres take advantage of Hundley's error, beat Rockies 7-5

DENVER (AP) Pinch-hitter Brett Wallace had a tiebreaking RBI single as the San Diego Padres took advantage of Colorado catcher Nick Hundley's throwing error to score three runs in the ninth inning Saturday night and hand the Rockies their sixth straight loss, 7-5.

With the Padres trailing 5-4 in the ninth, Derek Norris greeted closer Tommy Kahnle (0-1) with a double and pinch-hitter Cory Spangenberg reached on an infield hit after a replay review showed he had beaten the throw to first. Melvin Upton Jr. hit a dribbler in front of the plate that Hundley fielded but he overthrew the throw to first, allowing Norris to score the tying run from third.

Wallace, batting for reliever Kevin Quackenbush (2-2), followed with his single and Yangervis Solarte added a sacrifice fly as San Digo beat Colorado for the seventh straight time.

Craig Kimbrel got the last three outs for his 33rd save.