It was the type of "typical Coors Field" game that Chase Headley remembered from his youth growing up in the greater Denver area.

"A lot of momentum shifts," said the Padres third baseman. "Both teams kept fighting, kept swinging. The momentum went back and forth."

Twenty-one runs, 31 hits and almost as many turning points.

"That game turned back the clock," said Padres manager Bud Black. "It hasn't been that way here a lot recently."

But it was that way Sunday afternoon as the Rockies out-lasted the Padres 11-10 in the rubber match of a three-game series that was only the Padres third loss in the last 13 games.