=== 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
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.
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