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After early diving catch, Renfroe hits 3-run HR

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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.

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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.

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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.

Video: SD@COL: Renfroe lays out for a diving catch in 3rd

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.

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