It had been a long time coming for the Colorado Rockies, but they finally ended a major scoring slump. On Friday night, the team picked up a victory over the san diego padres, snapping a 23-inning scoreless streak. The latest win also helped Colorado remain as the frontrunners for the second of the two National League wild card spots. Here's the latest Rockies vs. Padres game recap featuring the top players, game stats, standings update, and what's next on the schedule for the teams.

MLB game recap

The Colorado Rockies had suffered a pair of back-to-back shutout games before heading into tonight's contest. That had them scoreless for 23 innings into this latest game until Nolan Arenado stepped up and delivered.

Arenado hit a solo home run in the fifth inning off Jordan Lyles for his 35th homer of the season. Ian Desmond followed in his footsteps with his sixth of the season, also coming off Lyles in the same inning. One more home run arrived courtesy of Trevor Story in the seventh inning with Lyles still the pitcher on the mound.

Meanwhile, the San Diego Padres struggled to score, despite having seven hits in the game. Pitcher Jordan Lyles actually delivered his team's only RBI when he singled to center in the bottom of the fifth to score Jankowski. At that point, it was a 2-1 game in Colorado's favor and they tacked on another two runs in the seventh to extend their lead.

Jon Gray pitched six innings for the Rockies, striking out eight batters and picking up the win to go to 9-4. He also lowered his ERA fto 3.62 for the season.

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Greg Holland recorded his 41st save of the season, while Jordan Lyles was the recipient of tonight's loss for the San Diego Padres.

In addition to the three home runs for the Rockies tonight, catcher Jonathan Lucroy picked up the only other RBI of the night for Colorado. Lucroy hit a single in the top of the seventh to score Desmond.

Standings, what's next?

The Colorado Rockies are now 83-71 overall with a 40-39 record on the road. The team is clinging to the second of the two wild-card spots over in the NL with a 1.5-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, and a two-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. Next up for Colorado will be Saturday's follow-up game against the Padres at 8:40 p.m. Eastern Time with Chad Bettis on the mound.

The San Diego Padres are a disappointing 69-85 for the season with a 42-37 home record. The team gets an opportunity to bounce back with Saturday night's home game against Colorado. Jhoulys Chacin will get the pitching start for San Diego at 8:40 p.m. Eastern Time.