DENVER — Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer and Franklin Morales pitched effectively into the sixth inning, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Tuesday night.
Morales (5-4) turned in another solid outing since being reinserted into the starting rotation on July 3. The lefty surrendered four hits and one run before being removed for a reliever with two outs in the sixth.
Tyson Ross (7-9) was just as sharp, his only mistake a slider up in the zone to Blackmon in the third. Ross went six innings and allowed six hits.
Ross made the All-Star team, but won't pitch since he's scheduled to start Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Blackmon, also making his first appearance at the Midsummer Classic, had a double to go with his 13th homer of the season.
LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth for his 16th save in 17 chances.