Antonio Senzatela knows exactly what he's going to do with the baseball from his first major league win — place it on his mother's grave in Venezuela.
"A gift to my mom," said Senzatela, who lost his mother to cancer last July.
Senzatela allowed a leadoff homer and then settled down to throw seven sharp innings and help the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Tuesday night.
"He's got a good heartbeat. His pulse is good. He competes," manager Bud Black said. "He's focused and always in a pretty good space."
The 22-year-old who missed a majority of last season in the minor leagues with shoulder issues relied on a...