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Bogaerts homers, Carpenter, Wacha help Padres beat Rockies

Jose Urena
Posted at 9:03 AM, Apr 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-02 11:05:11-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer and Matt Carpenter added a two-run double to back fellow newcomer Michael Wacha and lead the San Diego Padres to their first victory this season, 8-4 against the Colorado Rockies.

Petco Park was already in a festive mood after the crowd erupted in cheers while watching San Diego State beat Florida Atlantic 72-71 in the Final Four.

The Padres lost consecutive games to the Rockies before playing up to the high expectations they have after making a run to the NL Championship Series last year and then signing Bogaerts to a $280 million, 11-year deal.

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