ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET SHUT OUT AND SERIES LEAD

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo:  Yangervis Solarte drove in the first run of the game for the Padres; an RBI single to center in the fifth that got the ball rolling.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 23, 2017 (San Diego) - Rebuilding.  Just keep reminding yourself that as the Padres finish off this season. Chad Bettis started tonight for Colorado against Jhoulys Chacin.

The Padres decided to try winning again as Yangervis Solarte singles in the fifth to score Wil Myers to give the good guys a 1-0 lead.

They added one more on Christian Villanueva’s single that scored Cory Spangenberg to give the Padres the 2-0 lead.

The Padres tacked on three more, first in the eighth when Erick Aybar grounded into a fielder’s choice that allowed Spangenberg and Austin Hedges to score.  Manuel Margot hit a sac fly that sealed the 5-0 win for the Padres in game three and gave the good guys a series lead once more.

The season finale with the Rockies is at 1:40 p.m. tomorrow.  German Marquez starts for Colorado against Luis Perdomo.