San Diego scored twice in the first on four consecutive hits to start the inning. Will Venable led off with a double and went to third on Amarista’s single. Seth Smith and Gyorko followed with RBI singles.
The Rockies cut the lead to 2-1 on DJ LeMahieu’s run-scoring single in the second and tied the game on sacrifice fly by Nolan Arenado in the fourth.
Erlin gave up three runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings. The left-hander was coming off a six-inning, one-hit effort in his last start, a 2-1 win at Cleveland last Wednesday.
NOTES: Cuddyer, who bruised his right elbow Monday night when he fell backward against the outfield wall while attempting to make a catch, was back in the lineup at first base. … Padres SS Everth Cabrera (sore knee) was held out of the starting lineup. … When San Diego scored two runs without a hit in the eighth inning Monday night for a 5-4 win over the Rockies, it was the first time the Padres scored the tying and eventual winning runs in the same inning without a hit since May 2004.