SAN DIEGO — Joe Musgrove took over the major league earned run average lead and remained unbeaten in 11 starts, striking out eight over six innings to lead the San Diego Padres over the Colorado Rockies 9-0 on Friday night.
Musgrove (7-0) allowed four hits and two walks, dropping his ERA to 1.50 and taking over the lead from the Texas Rangers’ Martín Pérez (1.56). Musgrove has allowed one run in his last 27 innings.
Craig Stammen, Tim Hill and Steven Wilson finished a five-hitter. San Diego’s eight shutouts tied the New York Yankees for second in the major leagues, one behind the New York Mets.
Manny Machado hit his 10th homer on the ninth pitch of an at-bat against Chad Kuhl (4-3), Jake Cronenworth had a two-run double and Nomar Mazara had three hits as San Diego won for the sixth time in seven games. The Padres have scored 29 runs in their last three games — five more than in any previous three-game stretch this season.