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Fowler homers twice, Rockies beat Padres 7-5

Published: Friday, April 12 2013 11:53 p.m. MDT

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black gets the last word in with first base umpire Mike Muchlinski after Muchlinski called Padres baserunner Will Venable out in the fifth inning of a baseball game the Colorado Rockies Friday April 12, 2013 in San Diego.

Lenny Ignelzi, AP photo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dexter Fowler's second home run of the game and sixth this season, a solo shot off Huston Street in the ninth inning, snapped a tie and sent the Colorado Rockies to a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Padres slugger Carlos Quentin was in the cleanup spot after appealing an eight-game suspension for his role in a wild fight with the Los Angeles Dodgers the previous night. Quentin, also fined $3,000, went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

Todd Helton had three hits for the Rockies, who stopped a three-game slide.

Fowler, who hit a solo shot in the fifth, drove a 1-1 pitch to right-center against Street (0-1). Josh Rutledge followed with his first home run on a 2-2 pitch into the left-field stands.

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