Tapia finishes single shy of cycle, Rockies beat Reds 5-3

DENVER (AP) Raimel Tapia finished a single shy of the cycle and didn't even need to get dirty.

He's just a stand-up player.

The rookie left fielder hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth as part of his big night, Charlie Blackmon lined a solo shot after it was announced he would participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Monday night.

''Stand-up triple . Stand-up double. Stand-up homer,'' manager Bud Black cracked of Tapia. ''Tonight was `Tap Time.'''

Just in time, too, with the Rockies returning home following a forgetful 1-8 trip.

''Regardless of how we've played of late, everyone is in a good spot,'' right-hander Jeff Hoffman said. ''There doesn't need to be a dramatic change in the way we go about our game plan.''

Especially for Hoffman (5-1), who nearly collected as many hits at the plate (two) as he surrendered on the mound (four). He went seven effective innings, with his only hiccup back-to-back homers to Scooter Gennett and Joey Votto in the sixth. Hoffman's run-scoring double in the second was his first major league RBI.

''I expect a lot from Jeff,'' Black said. ''That was a good game.''

Hoffman turned the ball over to the bullpen, where Jake McGee pitched the eighth and recently named All-Star Greg Holland threw a perfect ninth for his 27th save in 28 chances. Holland broke the team mark for most saves before the All-Star break, surpassing Huston Street's mark in 2011.

Cincinnati righty Luis Castillo (0-1) went 5 2-3 innings and allowed four runs. He also struck out eight.

''They made really good contact on the good pitches I made. There's nothing I can do about it,'' Castillo said through a translator.

Tapia filled in for left fielder Ian Desmond, who went on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a strained right calf. The 23-year-old Tapia had a triple in the second, double in the third and a homer in the sixth that just cleared the fence in right field. He had a chance for the fourth cycle at Coors Field this season in the eighth, but struck out.

''Trying to keep my swing the same, stay in my zone. Get a pitch and didn't work out for me,'' Tapia said through a translator of needing a single.

The leadoff-hitting Blackmon hit his 18th homer of the season in the fourth. He's set to join a Home Run Derby field that includes Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who will defend his title in his home ballpark.

''There are a lot of guys that I would've expected to get picked before me,'' Blackmon said. ''I may not be the most obvious of choices to put in there. I'm glad to be there.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: OF Billy Hamilton (stiff lower back) wasn't in the starting lineup. ''We're hoping that he's ready in the next day or two to take on his full-time regular responsibilities,'' manager Bryan Price said. ... The Reds have a schedule they're following with SS Zack Cozart as he returns from a strained right quadriceps. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and grounded out.

IN A GROOVE

Votto kept up his torrid hitting with a towering homer. It was the 1,500th major league hit of his career.

''It's vintage Joey at this point,'' Price said of his All-Star player. ''I'm happy as anything that he made the All-Star (team) and I hope he gets to play enough to where that people who don't get to see the Reds play a lot get a chance to see him and how he handles himself.''

THIS & THAT

Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu had three singles. ... Slumping outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was reinstated from the disabled list Monday after being out since June 26 with a strained right shoulder. He went 0 for 4 with an RBI on a fielder's choice.

FINAL VOTE

The Rockies are hoping to add a fifth All-Star in first baseman Mark Reynolds, who's a Final Vote candidate.

''I told Reynolds I was going to vote for him,'' Black said.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (0-2, 27.00 ERA) tries to get on track in his third start of the season Tuesday. He's allowed 14 runs over 4 2/3 innings in his previous two outings.

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (8-6, 3.84 ERA) had two hits, including his first major league homer, the last time he faced the Reds in Cincinnati on May 21. He also earned the win.

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  • W: J. Hoffman (5-1)L: L. Castillo (0-1)S: G. Holland (27)
  • HR: CIN - J. Votto (24), S. Gennett (13), COL - C. Blackmon (18), R. Tapia (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Peraza SS41100001.250.276.327.6022.0
S. Gennett 2B41311010.311.357.591.9487.5
J. Votto 1B31121001.317.427.6281.0557.0
A. Duvall LF40000031.277.323.554.878-1.5
E. Suarez 3B30000111.254.360.446.8060.5
S. Schebler CF40000001.248.328.515.8430.0
P. Kivlehan RF20000100.220.297.396.6931.0
T. Barnhart C20000111.281.335.398.7330.5
L. Castillo P20000002.000.000.000.0000.0
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a- Z. Cozart PH10000000.320.402.553.9540.0
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B. Wood P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Cingrani in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF32111121.313.367.579.9469.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41300010.309.365.385.7503.5
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Arenado 3B20110110.296.348.541.8892.5
M. Reynolds 1B40000025.282.369.519.888-1.0
C. Gonzalez RF40010004.218.295.343.6381.0
R. Tapia LF42311010.304.353.481.83411.5
T. Story SS30000113.223.307.403.7100.5
T. Wolters C40000012.286.382.335.717-0.5
J. Hoffman P30210010.150.150.200.3503.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for McGee in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - S. Gennett (13), J. Votto (24)
  • SF - J. Votto (4)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (43), J. Votto 2 (61)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (4), J. Hoffman
  • 3B - R. Tapia (2)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (18), R. Tapia (2)
  • SF - N. Arenado (5)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (59), N. Arenado (63), C. Gonzalez (21), R. Tapia (7), J. Hoffman
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (29), J. Hoffman
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (6)
  • Picked Off - J. Hoffman
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 0-1)5.29441824.411.710.0
T. Cingrani0.10000002.300.960.0
D. Storen1.01111102.881.280.5
B. Wood1.00001104.421.532.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 0-1)5.2
T. Cingrani0.1
D. Storen1.0
B. Wood1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman (W, 5-1)7.04333424.011.1423.0
J. McGee (H, 12)1.01000002.571.032.0
G. Holland (S, 27)1.00000201.440.9611.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman (W, 5-1)7.0
J. McGee (H, 12)1.0
G. Holland (S, 27)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 111-68, D. Storen 23-12, B. Wood 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 6-3
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, D. Storen 5, B. Wood 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 90-53, J. McGee 12-9, G. Holland 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 9-7, J. McGee 2-0, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 27, J. McGee 3, G. Holland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Peraza SS41100001.250.276.327.6022.0
S. Gennett 2B41311010.311.357.591.9487.5
J. Votto 1B31121001.317.427.6281.0557.0
A. Duvall LF40000031.277.323.554.878-1.5
E. Suarez 3B30000111.254.360.446.8060.5
S. Schebler CF40000001.248.328.515.8430.0
P. Kivlehan RF20000100.220.297.396.6931.0
T. Barnhart C20000111.281.335.398.7330.5
L. Castillo P20000002.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Cingrani in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF32111121.313.367.579.9469.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41300010.309.365.385.7503.5
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Arenado 3B20110110.296.348.541.8892.5
M. Reynolds 1B40000025.282.369.519.888-1.0
C. Gonzalez RF40010004.218.295.343.6381.0
R. Tapia LF42311010.304.353.481.83411.5
T. Story SS30000113.223.307.403.7100.5
T. Wolters C40000012.286.382.335.717-0.5
J. Hoffman P30210010.150.150.200.3503.5
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  • a-flied out for McGee in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - S. Gennett (13), J. Votto (24)
  • SF - J. Votto (4)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (43), J. Votto 2 (61)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (4), J. Hoffman
  • 3B - R. Tapia (2)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (18), R. Tapia (2)
  • SF - N. Arenado (5)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (59), N. Arenado (63), C. Gonzalez (21), R. Tapia (7), J. Hoffman
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (29), J. Hoffman
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (6)
  • Picked Off - J. Hoffman
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (L, 0-1)5.29441824.411.710.0
T. Cingrani0.10000002.300.960.0
D. Storen1.01111102.881.280.5
B. Wood1.00001104.421.532.5
Total8.010553102---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (L, 0-1)5.2
T. Cingrani0.1
D. Storen1.0
B. Wood1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman (W, 5-1)7.04333424.011.1423.0
J. McGee (H, 12)1.01000002.571.032.0
G. Holland (S, 27)1.00000201.440.9611.0
Total9.0533362---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman (W, 5-1)7.0
J. McGee (H, 12)1.0
G. Holland (S, 27)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 111-68, D. Storen 23-12, B. Wood 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 6-3
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, D. Storen 5, B. Wood 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 90-53, J. McGee 12-9, G. Holland 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 9-7, J. McGee 2-0, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 27, J. McGee 3, G. Holland 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Arenado hit sacrifice fly to center, Blackmon scored35
  • 6TH INNING
    Tapia homered to right34
    Votto homered to center33
    Gennett homered to right23
  • 4TH INNING
    Blackmon homered to right13
  • 3RD INNING
    Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to second, LeMahieu scored, Reynolds out at second12
  • 2ND INNING
    Hoffman doubled to deep right, Tapia scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Votto hit sacrifice fly to left, Peraza scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Schebler grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jake McGee relieved Jeff Hoffman
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Peraza grounded out to third
    • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Ball, Gennett singled to right
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Votto grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gennett out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Blake Wood relieved Drew Storen
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Wolters flied out to deep center
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Jake McGee
    • A. Amarista: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Amarista flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Ball, Kivlehan grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cozart grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Storen pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon stole second, Foul, LeMahieu reached on an infield single to second, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado hit sacrifice fly to center, Blackmon scored
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez lined out to left
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett homered to right
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto homered to center
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Schebler grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tapia homered to right
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Story fouled out to first
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters grounded out to second
    • J. Hoffman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoffman singled to center
    • Tony Cingrani relieved Luis Castillo
    • Zack Cozart hit for Tony Cingrani
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kivlehan walked
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart lined out to center
    • L. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Castillo reached on fielder's choice to third, Kivlehan out at second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castillo out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded into double play shortstop to first, Suarez out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • J. Hoffman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoffman struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon homered to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza popped out to shortstop
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to center, LeMahieu to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, LeMahieu to third, Arenado out at second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to second, LeMahieu scored, Reynolds out at second
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Tapia doubled to left, Gonzalez to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Story flied out to deep right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Foul, Schebler flied out to deep center
    • P. Kivlehan: Kivlehan flied out to deep center
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • L. Castillo: Castillo flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia tripled to deep right
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Wolters flied out to left
    • J. Hoffman: Hoffman doubled to deep right, Tapia scored
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to shallow center
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gennett singled to right, Peraza to third
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Votto hit sacrifice fly to left, Peraza scored
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Duvall flied out to right
    • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado walked, LeMahieu to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to pitcher, LeMahieu to third, Arenado to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)