Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/13
Cincinnati Reds starter Bronson Arroyo managed to minimize the damage in the first inning, always a good sign considering his dismal history in Coors Field. However, he gave up a three-run homer to Todd Helton in the fourth, part of a barrage of six straight hits Arroyo allowed at the outset of Colorado's five-run inning that he didn't finish. The Rockies beat the Reds 9-6 as Helton homered twice and matched a career high with six RBIs. ''I was rolling along. I felt as good as I've ever felt in this ballpark,'' Arroyo said. ''It's a bit difficult for me, given I'm a guy who uses his breaking ball a lot, which is tough to throw here. That's about as good as I can feel. Felt good, I felt strong. Felt it was a really manageable lineup.'' The onslaught in the fourth began with an infield single by Troy Tulowitzki, who hit a chopper to shortstop. Wilin Rosario singled, and Helton drove a 1-0 changeup into the Rockies' bullpen in right-center to put the Rockies ahead 4-2. After two m...
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