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MLB: Darvish goes 4 innings, Caratini hits grand slam for Padres

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish works against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of game one of a baseball doubleheader on May 12, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (Kyodo) -- San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish went four innings and allowed one unearned run in a no-decision Wednesday as his team beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3.

    In Game 1 of a seven-inning doubleheader at Coors Field, Darvish was pulled in favor of a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning after giving up just two hits with two strikeouts and one walk in a 76-pitch outing.

    Colorado took a 1-0 lead off Darvish in the first on a Trevor Story run-scoring single. Colorado starter Jon Gray (4-3) cruised through the first four innings, but he ran himself into trouble in the fifth.

    Gray issued an intentional walk to catcher Victor Caratini with two outs and a runner on second, but the move backfired when Gray hit Austin Nola, who was pinch-hitting for Darvish, to load the bases. Trent Grisham then laid down a perfect squeeze bunt to tie the game.

    The Padres loaded the bases again in the sixth inning with two outs, on two walks and a fielding error, and Caratini hit a tie-breaking grand slam off Rockies relief pitcher Robert Stephenson.

    Darvish was seeking his fourth win of the season and first since April 30. Emilio Pagan (3-0) pitched a scoreless fifth for the win.

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