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After early diving catch, Renfroe hits 3-run HR

April 10, 2018

DENVER -- Hunter Renfroe took command of Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Rockies, flashing leather to steal a hit early and blasting a three-run home run to put the Padres ahead.With two outs in the seventh, Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw yielded a single to center from Jose Pirela, then

DENVER -- Hunter Renfroe took command of Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Rockies, flashing leather to steal a hit early and blasting a three-run home run to put the Padres ahead.
With two outs in the seventh, Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw yielded a single to center from Jose Pirela, then watched Eric Hosmer reach first on a grounder that bounced off first baseman Pat Valaika's glove, resulting in no play.
Renfroe then drove the first pitch he saw a Statcast-projected 385 feet over the right-field wall to break a 2-2 tie in a well-pitched game. It was the first homer of the season for Renfroe, who entered the game hitting .179 with one RBI.

Renfroe made his mark earlier in the game with his glove, robbing DJ LeMahieu of a hit in the third. Renfroe charged hard for a fast-sinking liner to right, dove forward and caught it for the second out of the inning.

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com based in Denver.