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SAN DIEGO (AP) – The Colorado Rockies settled right back in at Petco Park.

Jason Jennings threw a two-hitter, facing four over the minimum, and Matt Holliday, Brad Hawpe and rookie Ryan Spilborghs homered to lead the Rockies to a 5-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

The Rockies are 4-0 at Petco this season and all four games have been no-doubters.

The Rockies swept a series here in the season’s first week, when they became the first team to score in double digits in three straight games at the spacious downtown park, which opened in 2004.

The Padres wore camouflage jerseys to honor the military on Memorial Day, and it seemed like Jennings (3-5) was throwing camouflage balls. It was his fifth career complete game and third shutout. On May 6, he threw a seven hitter in a 5-0 win against Houston. His previous low-hit game was a five-hitter in his major league debut on Aug. 23, 2001, at the New York Mets.

Jennings allowed only two singles, in the second to Mark Bellhorn, who was erased in a double play, and in the eighth to Adrian Gonzalez, the only Padres baserunner to reach third.

After walking Padres starter Mike Thompson with two outs in the third, Jennings retired 13 straight before walking Bellhorn leading off the eighth. Jennings struck out seven and walked three.

Jennings improved to 4-0 in six starts at Petco. He went six innings in a 10-4 victory here on April 9.

The Padres lost for the ninth time in 13 games. They showed no punch a day after rallying to beat St. Louis 10-8, including hitting two of the four longest homers in Petco history.

Holliday had three hits and Hawpe drove in three runs.

The Rockies kept Thompson (2-1) from becoming just the second Padres pitcher to win his first three big league starts.

Holliday homered to straightaway center leading off the second inning, his 12th. Garrett Atkins walked, and Hawpe homered into the sand play area beyond the fence in right-center, his 11th.

Spilborghs hit his first big league homer with one out in the seventh, a solo shot to straightaway center off Jim Brower. Spilborghs is in his second stint with the Rockies this year.

Thompson allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out three and walked two.

Notes: The Rockies have won two straight after losing the first five games of this road trip. They beat San Francisco 6-3 on Sunday, when Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run to pass Babe Ruth on baseball’s career list. … Padres LHP Shawn Estes said he’s “98 percent” certain he’s going to have reconstructive surgery on his pitching elbow next week. Estes strained his left elbow during his Padres’ debut on April 5 and was put on the DL two days later. Estes plans to get a third opinion, then will likely have Tommy John surgery next week. He got a second opinion last week from Dr. Lewis Yocum.

AP-ES-05-29-06 2328EDT

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