Cincinnati at Colorado

W: L. Vizcaino (1-0) L: M. Lincoln (1-4)
S: B. Fuentes (25)
HR: CIN - C. Dickerson (2), J. Bruce (14)   COL - None

Rockies 7, Reds 6 wire reports

DENVER -- Matt Holliday was glad he got another opportunity to bat with the bases loaded. So were the Colorado Rockies.

Holliday hit a three-run double that highlighted a seventh-inning rally, sending the Rockies over the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Saturday night.

The Rockies trailed 5-3 when Holliday hit reliever Nick Masset's first pitch off the right-field wall. Brad Hawpe followed with an RBI single.

On Friday night, Holliday popped up with the bases loaded. In his first at-bat Saturday, he stranded three more runners when he grounded out.

"I'm glad I got the chance to help the team again," Holliday said. "You don't get that many chances, and to have another chance with the bases loaded, I was excited about another opportunity. I was thankful for another shot at it."

Holliday is batting .342 with 78 RBI.

"When you're hitting third on any team, you're hitting third for a reason," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "He's more often than not put good swings on balls, driven in big runs. It's not always the long ball."

Colorado won for the sixth time in eight games. Jay Bruce and Chris Dickerson homered and Joey Votto had three hits for the Reds.

"It was only a matter of time before their bats come alive," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "You don't want to see Holliday come up with the bases loaded late in a game."

Luis Vizcaino (1-0) won in relief of starter Aaron Cook, who allowed four runs in five-plus innings. Brian Fuentes pitched the ninth to earn his 25th save in 29 chances.

Cincinnati starter Edinson Volquez gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. The Rockies loaded the bases with one out in the seventh against reliever Mike Lincoln (1-4), and Masset came in to face Holliday.

"The bullpen has been good," Baker said. "It didn't give us what we needed tonight."

Volquez got a no-decision for the first time in six starts.

"These games happen, but I have myself to blame," Volquez said. "I threw 40 pitches in the second inning and didn't make the adjustments."

The Reds chased Cook in the sixth when Brandon Phillips, Votto and Edwin Encarnacion opened with singles for a 4-3 lead. Vizcaino came on and struck out the side to limit the damage.

"For the past two weeks he's shown up well," Hurdle said of Vizcaino. "He's in the best place he's been all season. That was a big inning for us to stop it right there."

The Rockies took a 2-1 lead in the second when Reds catcher Paul Bako threw wildly to first on Cook's bunt single, allowing Ian Stewart and Jeff Baker to score.

Stewart gave Colorado a 3-1 lead with an RBI single in the third, but the Reds came back to tie it in the fourth on Bruce's two-run single. Bruce had three RBI.

Cook escaped a potential big inning in the first. The Reds scored a run on three singles, and with runners on first and second Encarnacion hit a line drive to Clint Barmes at shortstop, who stepped on second to double up Phillips.

"You never like to give up hits and runs, but there was a plus side," Cook said. "A lot of my misses were down. In my last three or four starts all of my misses were up and they were hitting the ball harder."


Rockies farmhand Jayson Nix, the team's opening day starter at second, earned a bronze medal at the Olympics as part of the U.S. baseball team. ... Colorado's Willy Taveras leads the NL with 22 bunt singles. ... Bruce is hitting .500 in five games against Colorado this season.
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M. Holliday
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R 1
H 1
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Cincinnati Reds
Chris Dickerson, LF4221121 .341
Jeff Keppinger, SS4000112 .264
Brandon Phillips, 2B4210001 .268
Joey Votto, 1B4131000 .290
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B4011004 .249
Jay Bruce, RF4123012 .260
Corey Patterson, CF4010023 .194
Paul Bako, C3000013 .211
   a- Jolbert Cabrera, PH1000010 .320
Edinson Volquez, P2000000 .083
   b- Andy Phillips, PH1000000 .193
    Mike Lincoln, P0000000 .000
    Nick Masset, P0000000 .000
   c- Ryan Hanigan, PH0000100 .238
a-struck out for Bako in the 9th
b-grounded out for Volquez in the 7th
c-walked for Masset in the 9th
2B - Chris Dickerson (6, Cook)
HR - Chris Dickerson (2, Vizcaino), Jay Bruce (14, Buchholz)
RBI - Chris Dickerson (5), Joey Votto (58), Edwin Encarnacion (49), Jay Bruce 3 (39)
2-OUT RBI - Jay Bruce (16)
CS - Corey Patterson (8, 2nd base by Cook/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 5
Outfield Assists - Jay Bruce 1
DP - Keppinger-B. Phillips-Votto, Bako
E - Paul Bako (5, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
Edinson Volquez 6633350 2.80
Mike Lincoln (H,10; L,1-4) 0.1333000 4.43
Nick Masset (BS,2) 1.2211110 4.11
WP - Edinson Volquez (9)
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 103-64, Mike Lincoln 11-6, Nick Masset 29-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 7-4
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 25, Mike Lincoln 4, Nick Masset 7
Colorado Rockies
Clint Barmes, SS-2B4120000 .296
Willy Taveras, CF3120100 .265
Matt Holliday, LF4113014 .342
Brad Hawpe, RF4011011 .290
Garrett Atkins, 1B3120100 .294
Ian Stewart, 3B3111112 .307
Jeff Baker, 2B2100112 .261
    Troy Tulowitzki, SS1000000 .237
Yorvit Torrealba, C4110012 .246
Aaron Cook, P2010010 .250
    Luis Vizcaino, P0000000 .000
   a- Scott Podsednik, PH1000001 .264
    Taylor Buchholz, P0000000 .000
   b- Seth Smith, PH1000000 .263
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
a-flied out for Vizcaino in the 7th
b-flied out for Buchholz in the 8th
2B - Matt Holliday (34, Masset), Garrett Atkins (30, Volquez)
RBI - Matt Holliday 3 (78), Brad Hawpe (74), Ian Stewart (39)
SB - Clint Barmes (9, 2nd base off Volquez/Bako), Willy Taveras (61, 2nd base off Volquez/Bako)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Barmes, Barmes-Baker-Atkins
E - Clint Barmes (8, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
Aaron Cook 5843210 3.91
Luis Vizcaino (W,1-0) 2111041 5.00
Taylor Buchholz (H,20) 1111011 1.67
Brian Fuentes (S,25) 1000120 2.84
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 98-60, Luis Vizcaino 29-22, Taylor Buchholz 10-8, Brian Fuentes 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 9-3, Luis Vizcaino 2-0, Brian Fuentes 1-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 23, Luis Vizcaino 7, Taylor Buchholz 4, Brian Fuentes 4
Game Information
Attendance - 42282
Game Time - 3:12
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Shawn Rakos, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Adrian Johnson