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Five Rockies Homers Not Enough, Lose to Reds 7-5

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Five solo home runs by the Colorado Rockies (17-29) was not enough to get the win yesterday afternoon, losing to the Cincinnati Reds (27-20) 7-5 in Cincinnati. The Reds homered four times. The Rockies start a seven-game home stand with a double-header today against the Houston Astros (22-25) at 1:10 & 6:10 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).

The nine home runs set a single-game record at Great American Ball Park. The Rockies won the derby, but failed to record a non-homer hit on the day, and the Reds took the game, 7-5, and the series 2-1.

“We’ve got to pitch better,” Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. “It’s that simple.”

Jamie Moyer, fresh off his shortest outing of the season, yielded round-trippers in each of the first four innings — none bigger than a three-run shot to Brandon Phillips that gave the Reds a 5-1 lead.

Official: Sunday’s Box Score.

The Rockies had five solo homers, all off of Reds starter Mat Latos. Troy Tulowitzki hit one in the second inning to tie the game at 1, Carlos Gonzalez followed suit in the fourth, Michael Cuddyer hit one in the fifth and Gonzalez went yard again in the sixth for his third multi-homer game of the season. Dexter Fowler’s pinch-hit homer brought the Rockies to within 7-5 in the eighth inning, but the scoring ended there.

Tickets are available for today’s double-header at Coors Field vs. the Houston Astros, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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