One night after a pitching duel, of all things, unfolded at Coors Field, normalcy returned to the venue. The Padres and Rockies combined for 13 runs and 24 hits, including three home runs.

In the end, the Padres out-Rockied their hosts, coming away with an 8-5 victory Saturday. They head into Sunday’s series finale with an opportunity to win their second consecutive road series.

“We stayed on it,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “They made their run. This is a ballpark where you’re always a little uneasy, especially the way they’re swinging.”

Robbie Erlin emerged with a win in his first start in baseball’s hairiest park. He owed the decision to an offense that drew a season-high nine walks; to Seth Smith, who homered in his first start there since 2012; to Carlos Quentin, who hit his first home run since July; to a defense that turned five double plays for the first time since 2008, also at Coors Field.

“The defense was huge,” said Erlin, who allowed four runs on nine hits over five innings. “My breaking ball was up, and they would’ve been anywhere. They were my mistakes. Same with the fastball command. The fastball was up, over the plate.”

The Padres’ own offensive approach paid early dividends. They drew three walks in the first inning, with Yonder Alonso doubling to bring home the first two baserunners, including Smith. A Rockies player from 2007 to 2011, Smith was making his first start at Coors Field in two years. He had flourished at the place, hitting 32 career home runs.

In the top of the second, he came to the plate again. A half-inning earlier, a former teammate, Troy Tulowitzki, had made an immediate dent in the Padres’ lead, cranking a two-out homer.

Smith one-upped him. His two-run shot off Rockies starter Jordan Lyles extended the lead to 4-1.

“He threw a sinker up in the zone, and I was able to get the barrel to it,” said Smith, who went 1-for-3 and has gone 9-for-21 with four doubles and two home runs against his former team.

In the third, the Padres again battered Lyles. Alonso led off with another double, later scoring on Yasmani Grandal’s groundout. Will Venable walked, later scoring on Erlin’s single, his second career hit.

Lyles, who had entered with a 1.25 ERA in three home starts, would exit after 3 ⅓ innings. He’d struggled to command the ball while allowing a season-high six runs.

“We just had an overall good approach, just trying to hit the fastball,” said Alonso of an offense that drove in seven of its runs with two outs. “We made sure we had pitches up to hit and put some good swings on it.”

Erlin, too, was hit hard on several occasions. With the Padres leading 6-3, he was lifted after allowing a leadoff single in the sixth. He had thrown just 63 pitches, 43 for strikes, as he walked off the mound.