Contrary to Friday, Saturday's affair between the Reds (60-40) and Rockies (37-62) featured offense aplenty. The two teams combined for 22 hits and 16 runs, however, Cincy wound up on the smiling side of the scoreboard by a tally of 9-7 to stretch their season-high winning streak to nine.
Johnny Cueto certainly didn't have his best stuff on this night, but he got ample run support to help lift his record on the year to 13-5. Ryan Ludwick powered the offense with a pair of solo home runs (17) while Aroldis Chapman slammed the door in the ninth to record save no. 21.
Here's a complete recap of the good, the bad and the notables from the Coors Field battle:
+ Cueto earned the victory despite a relatively rough outing (by his standards at least). The right-hander coughed up 10 hits and five runs (four earned) in six innings of work. Luckily, his offense had his back -- a rarity through his first 20 starts of 2012. His ERA now stands at 2.39.