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                     === Dickerson, Rockies pound Reds ===
 
 Cincinnati,  OH  (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey  Dickerson smacked a pair of home
 runs  among his  quartet of  hits,  four RBI  and  three runs  scored and  the
 Colorado  Rockies beat  the Cincinnati  Reds, 11-2,  in the  middle test  of a
 three-game set.
 
 Charlie  Blackmon's leadoff homer highlighted his three-hit night. He also had
 an RBI double to go with his three runs scored for Colorado, which pounded out
 16 hits to snap a brief two-game skid on the heels of a 6-1 stretch.
 
 Justin  Morneau cracked  a two-run blast and Troy Tulowitzki added a solo shot
 in  the triumph.  Jordan Lyles (5-0) struck out eight and surrendered two runs
 on four hits and four walks over six frames to notch the win.
 
 "We set the tone by getting to their starting pitcher early," Lyles said.
 
 Alfredo Simon (4-2) was roughed up for five runs on eight hits over just three
 frames for the Reds.
 
 "It  was  a struggle for him  to get the  ball down," Reds manager Bryan Price
 said of Simon.
 
 Blackmon and Dickerson sent back-to-back solo shots into right to kick off the
 scoring  in  the first before  the Reds got  a run back  in the second on Joey
 Votto's opposite-field leadoff blast into the seats in left to make it 2-1.
 
 The  Rockies extended  their advantage  after plating  a trio  of runs  in the
 third, a pair in the fourth and three more in the sixth.
 
 Dickerson  doubled to  begin the  third and  Tulowitzki followed  with a  bunt
 single.  Dickerson  scored when  Carlos Gonzalez grounded  into a double play.
 After  having  his 28-game hitting  streak snapped Friday night, Nolan Arenado
 began  a new  one with a double  and Morneau followed with a blast into right-
 center for a 5-1 Rockies cushion.
 
 RBI  doubles  by Blackmon and  Dickerson in the  fourth made it 7-1. Dickerson
 cracked  a two-run  shot to right in  the sixth and Tulowitzki followed with a
 solo shot for a 10-1 spread.
 
 Ryan  Ludwick's RBI  single  in the  sixth  cut  the deficit  to  10-2 and  DJ
 LeMahieu's RBI groundout in the ninth capped the scoring.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Tulowitzki  has 11 homers,  which is tied for the NL lead ... The Rockies were
 4-for-13  with runners in scoring position, while Cincinnati finished 1-for-10
 ... Votto's blast was his first off a right-hander this year.
 
 
 
 05/11 01:45:21 ET