Mar 3, 2011 1:49 AM by Lee Douglas

Ubaldo misses start as Rox lose first Cactus League game

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Aaron Harang pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut for San Diego, and Will Venable hit a three-run homer in the Padres' 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

Harang, who signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Padres in December, needed 23 pitches to complete two innings.

Jorge Cantu went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Ryan Ludwick had two hits and an RBI for the Padres.

Venable, a strong candidate to be San Diego's leadoff hitter this season, also singled in three at-bats. His homer on a 1-2 fastball from Matt Reynolds made it 6-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Troy Tulowitzki had two hits including a two-run homer for Colorado.

Ubaldo Jimenez was scheduled to start for the Rockies but was scratched with a nail infection on his throwing hand.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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