Padres gain, maintain in wild-card race with victory over Rockies

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

DENVER — The Padres waited long enough Saturday night to make another Coors Field crash feel almost likely. A pitcher they had punished here and in San Diego came within an out of a quality start. The Padres scored three runs against the Rockies’ Chad Kuhl and held a slim lead, but they squandered enough opportunities to activate memories of a litany of losses here. As the Padres languished at the plate, the scoreboard on the right field wall reflected the Brewers’ growing lead in Cincinnati. By the fifth inning, the “F” signifying the Brewers’ victory over the Reds was final went up. At that …

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