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.