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Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies came up just a few solo home runs short against the Cincinnati Reds.
All told, the Rockies hit five homers - Gonzalez had two - and it wasn't enough.
Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer to help the Cincinnati Reds bash their way past the Colorado Rockies 7-5 Sunday in a game that set a record for Great American Ball Park with nine home runs.
''I don't think I've ever managed a game in which there were nine home runs,'' Colorado manager Jim Tracy said.
''In defeat, I can't tell you how proud I am of this ballclub the way they stayed after it today,'' Tracy said.
Mat Latos allowed five hits - and all of them were solo home runs. Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez hit two of them, and Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler also took the Cincinnati starter deep.
Latos became the first Reds pitcher to win a game in which he allowed five home runs.
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Here's another look at Devin Mesoraco's first career grand slam from Thursday night. His 4-run jack helped propel the Reds to a 6-3 victory and 4-game sweep over the Braves and thus, launching them past the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
Thom Brennaman had the call.
And just like that, another winning streak can begin.
Last night, the Cincinnati Reds bounced back a game after losing their 6-game winning streak and went on an offensive tear. The team hit 3 home runs. Chris Heisey, his second in as many games, hit a 3-run shot for the early lead in the first inning. Devin Mesoraco hit a solo shot in the 4th. And Ryan Ludwick contributed his own...
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Louisville won 4-3. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 2-3 with a solo HR (5) and 2 runs.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.
Neftali Soto went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run.
Danny Dorn went 2-4 with a run.
Willie Harris went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Brian Peacock went 1-1 with a double.
Scott Carroll threw 3 shutout innings with a strikeout.
Dexter Fowler capped a big day at the plate with a game-ending triple off Brett Myers with one out in the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 win and a sweep of their doubleheader with the Houston Astros.
The Rockies won the opener 9-7.
Fowler lined a pitch past a diving first baseman Carlos Lee and the ball ended up in the right field corner as Michael...
CINCINNATI When the Cincinnati Reds finish their game Sunday afternoon, Ryan Ludwick hopes the team charter flight to Pittsburgh is at warp speed and he can check in to his hotel room quickly.
He wants to grab his television remote and click it to Fox's telecast of NASCAR's Charlotte 600, hope he can catch a portion of it so he can root for Kurt Busch.
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Mat Latos had mixed reactions to his start Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, but he and the Cincinnati Reds will take the result. The right-hander set a career high by giving up five home runs, but those were the only baserunners he allowed, minimizing the damage while the Reds were hitting four homers on their way to a 7-5 win. "I didn't walk anybody?" said...
The Pirates open a three-game series with Cincinnati on Monday afternoon. Right-hander James McDonald will pitch for the Bucs. The Reds will toss right-hander Bronson Arroyo.
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The NL Central-leading Reds (27-21) strolled into the Steel City on Monday as arguably the hottest team in all of baseball. However, you certainly wouldn't have thought that after watching the pesky Pirates (24-24) down them by a tally of 4-1 on a steamy affair at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh starter James McDonald...
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