National League Game Summary - Colorado at Cincinnati|
(Sunday, May 27th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 7, Colorado 5
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer
while Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each added solo shots to help the
Reds outslug the Rockies, 7-5, in the finale of a three-game set at Great
American Ball Park.
Zack Cozart had an RBI double for Cincinnati, which has won eight of its last
Mat Latos (4-2) allowed five solo home runs over 7 1/3 innings but still
earned the win.
Aroldis Chapman stranded two in the eighth and walked one in the ninth before
retiring the side to pick up his third save of the year. Chapman has appeared
in a franchise-record 21 games this season without surrendering a run.
Carlos Gonzalez had two solo home runs and Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer
and Dexter Fowler also homered for Colorado, which has lost eight of 10.
Jamie Moyer (2-5) gave up all seven runs on seven hits over five innings.
"At some point we have to get to where the mentality of your guys that are out
there everyday is that five or six or seven runs gets to be enough," Rockies
Manager Jim Tracy said. "It's that simple."
The Reds took a 1-0 lead in the first when Votto hit his eighth home run of
But Tulowitzki's leadoff shot in the second made it 1-1.
Bruce answered back in the home half, crushing a pitch deep into the right
field stands to give Cincinnati a 2-1 lead.
The Reds tacked on three more in the third to go up 5-1. Latos was hit by a
pitch and Votto singled before Phillips hammered a first-pitch curve ball over
the wall in left-center.
Gonzalez clobbered a slider over the right field wall in the fourth to
make it 5-2.
The Reds took a 7-2 lead in the fourth on yet another homer. Frazier's bat
flew out of his hands, but still connected with the ball, sending it over the
wall in left for his fifth home run of the year. Ryan Hanigan followed with a
single, moved to second on a Latos sac bunt before scoring when Cozart doubled
"I kind of threw the bat out there and it catches it," Frazier said. "I took a
couple steps and thought 'Oh my God I think I got it', it never happened
before and probably will never happen again."
Cuddyer's homer in the fifth and a Gonzalez homer in the sixth, his second of
the game, made it 7-4.
Fowler added a solo shot in the eighth to cut it to 7-5.
The Rockies put runners on the corners with one out in the eighth, but Chapman
was able to strike out Gonzalez and Tulowitzki flew out to left to end the
"There is absolutely nothing more you can ask from a ball club," Tracy said.
"They played to win, even down 7-1."
Chapman issued a leadoff walk in the ninth but Cuddyer lined out to second
before the flame-throwing lefty induced a game-ending 6-4-3 double play.
"We beat some pretty good teams, its always good," Bruce said. "Winning series
is key, and we got a big one today and it will be a good flight over to
There were 29 home runs hit during the Reds' seven-game homestand (Reds 17,
Rockies six, Braves six)...Cincinnati is 8-0 on Sundays this season...The
Reds' four home runs are the most they've hit in a game this season...The nine
homers hit Sunday were a Great American Ball Park Record...Colorado's Jordan
Pacheco had his 11-game hitting streak snapped...Gonzalez had his third multi-
homer game of the season.
05/27 21:09:36 ET