Gennett has 5 hits to lead Reds over Rockies 6-5.

DENVER (AP) Scooter Gennett capped his big day at the plate with a game-saving play in the field for the Cincinnati Reds.

Gennett tied a career high with five hits, including a solo homer, and then made a diving catch in the ninth to preserve the Reds' 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

It marked the second time in Gennett's career that he collected five hits, previously accomplishing the feat against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6, 2017.

Tony Cruz also homered for the Reds.

Gennett's defense sealed the win after the Rockies loaded the bases in the ninth against reliever Jared Hughes. Ryan McMahon, recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs earlier in the day, led off with his second single and Chris Iannetta doubled to put runners on second and third. Hughes walked pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez to load the bases, but got Charlie Blackmon to ground into a forceout at the plate for the first out.

David Dahl, who drove in three runs, then lined out to Gennett at second, and the Reds second baseman doubled off Gonzalez to end the game.

''Right when he hit it, I felt like we would have a chance at getting him at (second),'' Gennett said. ''But that ball was hit pretty hard. I didn't have too much time to think.''

It was the fifth double play the Rockies hit into Saturday night, which tied a franchise record.

''A couple of more feet to the left or the right, it's a game-winner,'' Dahl said. ''I did everything I could do to hit the ball in the air. I hit the ball hard, he just made a good play. It was a high-to-low real quick.''

Michael Lorenzen (1-0) pitched one inning in relief, and Hughes earned his third save. Reds starter Tyler Mahle allowed four runs and six hits in five innings.

Gennett hit his 10th homer in the first and Cruz hit a two-run shot in the third to give the Reds the early lead.

The Rockies went ahead 4-3 in the fifth on Blackmon's RBI triple and a sacrifice fly by Dahl, but the Reds scored three times off Colorado's bullpen to take the lead.

Chris Rusin (0-1) picked up the loss after allowing two hits to the only batters he faced.

Nolan Arenado doubled and scored in the seventh to cut Cincinnati's lead to one.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (left oblique strain) pitched in another rehab assignment for Triple-A Louisville on Friday night and appears closer to returning from the 60-day DL. ''I think he's got one more scheduled,'' interim manager Jim Riggleman said. ''His previous one was very strong, this one got hit around a little bit. That certainly happens on those rehabs. You never know what's going to happen in those things.''

Rockies: 2B DJ LeMahieu (right hamstring strain) hit in the cage Saturday and is making progress, manager Bud Black said. ''He came out of that feeling well. We're encouraged by where he is,'' Black said. ''We're going to push him a little bit more the next few days. No timetable on a rehab or when he's going to play, but he's doing better. DJ feels as though the last four or five days he's made a lot of progress.''

HITTER'S PARADISE

Gennett's torrid night at the plate continued a hot month for the second baseman. Gennett is batting .392 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs in May.

''He's locked in right now,'' Iannetta said. ''He's a guy we knew coming into the series has been swinging the bat really well.''

RUNNING WILD

Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton settled for a triple leading off the seventh inning, but the speedster was eyeing more as he came around second. Third base coach Billy Hatcher put up the stop sign so Hamilton missed getting his first inside-the-park home run.

''It's going to happen,'' he said. ''I understand we have no outs and it's not about me getting an inside-the-park home run, it's about winning. I'm not mad about the situation I didn't get an inside-the-park home run. Just glad we got the win.''

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Matt Harvey (1-2, 5.49) will make his fourth start since Cincinnati acquired him from the New York Mets on May 8. Harvey went six innings to get the win in his last start, Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (3-5, 4.62) is 0-3 with a 10.34 ERA in four Coors Field starts this season.

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  • W: M. Lorenzen (1-0)L: C. Rusin (0-1)S: J. Hughes (3)
  • HR: CIN - T. Cruz (1), S. Gennett (10)
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S. Schebler RF21100000.254.324.418.7422.0
B. Hamilton CF41110011.201.287.302.5884.5
  • a-flied out for Garrett in the 8th
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C. Blackmon CF42210104.274.375.525.9008.0
D. Dahl RF40130014.265.303.422.7254.5
N. Arenado 3B31100111.320.416.558.9743.5
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  • a-singled for Shaw in the 7th
  • b-walked for McGee in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (3)
  • HR - S. Gennett (10), T. Cruz
  • RBI - J. Peraza (12), S. Gennett (36), T. Cruz 2 (2), B. Hamilton (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (3), N. Arenado (10), C. Iannetta (6)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (2)
  • SF - D. Dahl
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (24), D. Dahl 3 (10), G. Parra (14)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Peraza
FIELDING
  • DP - 5 (Gennett-Peraza-Votto; Peraza-Gennett-Votto; Peraza-Votto; Votto-Peraza; Gennett-Peraza)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-McMahon-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle5.06444404.761.413.0
M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)1.02000000.001.338.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.00000102.121.013.5
D. Hernandez (H, 6)1.01110102.811.251.5
J. Hughes (S, 3)1.02001001.190.967.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle5.0
M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)1.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.0
D. Hernandez (H, 6)1.0
J. Hughes (S, 3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson6.06333224.721.3610.0
C. Rusin (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.02220007.291.57-9.0
B. Shaw1.02110106.041.580.5
J. McGee2.01000105.211.215.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson6.0
C. Rusin (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.0
B. Shaw1.0
J. McGee2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Hernandez
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 102-58, M. Lorenzen 11-7, A. Garrett 8-5, D. Hernandez 16-10, J. Hughes 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-3, M. Lorenzen 2-0, A. Garrett 1-0, D. Hernandez 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 23, M. Lorenzen 4, A. Garrett 2, D. Hernandez 4, J. Hughes 5
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Anderson (4), B. Shaw (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 101-63, C. Rusin 8-5, B. Shaw 18-11, J. McGee 21-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 4-10, B. Shaw 2-0, J. McGee 3-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 25, C. Rusin 2, B. Shaw 5, J. McGee 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Gennett 2B51511000.337.374.554.92810.0
J. Votto 1B40100103.279.401.421.8222.0
E. Suarez 3B40000005.280.357.576.9330.0
A. Duvall LF40000014.172.269.387.655-0.5
B. Dixon RF21000100.300.364.400.7642.0
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  • a-flied out for Garrett in the 8th
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C. Blackmon CF42210104.274.375.525.9008.0
D. Dahl RF40130014.265.303.422.7254.5
N. Arenado 3B31100111.320.416.558.9743.5
G. Parra LF30110101.276.321.382.7033.0
T. Story SS40100012.237.323.474.7960.5
I. Desmond 1B40000022.173.224.358.582-1.0
R. McMahon 2B40200011.204.328.222.5501.5
C. Iannetta C30200101.221.328.381.7094.0
T. Wolters PR00000000.141.271.225.4960.0
T. Anderson P22000002.118.211.118.3282.0
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  • a-singled for Shaw in the 7th
  • b-walked for McGee in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (3)
  • HR - S. Gennett (10), T. Cruz
  • RBI - J. Peraza (12), S. Gennett (36), T. Cruz 2 (2), B. Hamilton (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (3), N. Arenado (10), C. Iannetta (6)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (2)
  • SF - D. Dahl
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (24), D. Dahl 3 (10), G. Parra (14)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Peraza
FIELDING
  • DP - 5 (Gennett-Peraza-Votto; Peraza-Gennett-Votto; Peraza-Votto; Votto-Peraza; Gennett-Peraza)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-McMahon-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle5.06444404.761.413.0
M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)1.02000000.001.338.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.00000102.121.013.5
D. Hernandez (H, 6)1.01110102.811.251.5
J. Hughes (S, 3)1.02001001.190.967.0
Total9.01155560---
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle5.0
M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)1.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.0
D. Hernandez (H, 6)1.0
J. Hughes (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson6.06333224.721.3610.0
C. Rusin (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.02220007.291.57-9.0
B. Shaw1.02110106.041.580.5
J. McGee2.01000105.211.215.5
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PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson6.0
C. Rusin (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.0
B. Shaw1.0
J. McGee2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Hernandez
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 102-58, M. Lorenzen 11-7, A. Garrett 8-5, D. Hernandez 16-10, J. Hughes 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-3, M. Lorenzen 2-0, A. Garrett 1-0, D. Hernandez 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 23, M. Lorenzen 4, A. Garrett 2, D. Hernandez 4, J. Hughes 5
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Anderson (4), B. Shaw (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 101-63, C. Rusin 8-5, B. Shaw 18-11, J. McGee 21-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 4-10, B. Shaw 2-0, J. McGee 3-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 25, C. Rusin 2, B. Shaw 5, J. McGee 7
  • 8TH INNING
    Parra grounded out to first, Arenado scored65
  • 7TH INNING
    Peraza scored, Gennett to second on wild pitch64
    Peraza singled to right, Hamilton scored54
    Hamilton tripled to left center, Schebler scored44
  • 5TH INNING
    Dahl hit sacrifice fly to left, Blackmon scored34
    Blackmon tripled to left center, Anderson scored33
  • 4TH INNING
    Cruz homered to left, Dixon scored32
  • 3RD INNING
    Dahl doubled to deep center, Anderson and Blackmon scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    Gennett homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to third
    • S. Gennett: Gennett singled to left
    • J. Votto: Votto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jared Hughes relieved David Hernandez
    • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Iannetta doubled to deep left, McMahon to third
    • Tony Wolters ran for Chris Iannetta
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for Jake McGee
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon reached on fielder's choice to first, McMahon out at home, Wolters to third, Gonzalez to second
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Dahl lined out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • Alex Blandino hit for Amir Garrett
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Blandino flied out to left
    • T. Cruz: Cruz grounded out to second
    • S. Schebler: Schebler flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez pitching
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado doubled to deep right center
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Parra grounded out to first, Arenado scored
    • T. Story: Ball, Story lined out to center
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin relieved Tyler Anderson
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Schebler singled to left center
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hamilton tripled to left center, Schebler scored
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Chris Rusin
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Peraza singled to right, Hamilton scored
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett singled to right, Peraza to third
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza scored, Gennett to second on wild pitch, Votto grounded out to pitcher, Gennett to third
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Bryan Shaw
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Cuevas reached on an infield single to second
    • Amir Garrett relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon grounded into double play shortstop to first, Cuevas out at second
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dahl struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Duvall grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Dixon: Ball, Dixon flied out to right
    • T. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Lorenzen pitching
    • Scott Schebler in right
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon singled to left
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Iannetta grounded into double play shortstop to first, McMahon out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Gennett singled to right
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto flied out to left
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Suarez grounded into double play third to second to first, Gennett out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Iannetta singled to right center
    • T. Anderson: Anderson reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Iannetta out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Blackmon tripled to left center, Anderson scored
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Dahl hit sacrifice fly to left, Blackmon scored
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra walked, Arenado to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dixon walked
    • T. Cruz: Foul, Ball, Dixon to second on wild pitch, Cruz homered to left, Dixon scored
    • T. Mahle: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahle struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamilton popped out to third
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza walked
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Peraza picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story grounded out to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza lined out to center
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Foul, Gennett singled to left
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked, Gennett to second
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Suarez popped out to second
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Ball, Duvall flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • T. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Iannetta out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked, Anderson to second
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Dahl doubled to deep center, Anderson and Blackmon scored
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Parra flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dixon grounded out to second
    • T. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz singled to right center
    • T. Mahle: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Mahle lined out to center
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • T. Story: Story singled to right center, Parra to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Desmond grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Parra to third, Story out at second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Gennett: Gennett homered to right center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto singled to left center
    • E. Suarez: Suarez lined out to center
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Duvall flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon reached on an infield single to third
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Dahl grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Arenado lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)