Maddux Beats Rockies For 350th Win
Gonzalez three-run homer helps Padres end 5-game skid
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2008 12:23 AM CDT
San Diego Padres Tadahito Iguchi, of Japan, grimaces after striking out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, May 10, 2008 in San Diego.    (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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(Newser) – Greg Maddux became the ninth pitcher in big league history to win 350 games, reaching the plateau in his fifth try and leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies last night. With Adrian Gonzalez hitting a three-run homer and the Padres ending a five-game losing streak, Mad Dog held the Rockies to an unearned run and three hits in six innings.

The 42-year-old Maddux (3-3) improved to 350-217 in 23rd big league seasons. It's another milestone to go along with his four NL Cy Young Awards, one World Series championship and a record 17 Gold Glove Awards. It was just the fifth win in 23 games for the Padres (13-24), who have the worst record in the majors.