The Colorado Rockies rode the power emanating from the bats of Todd Helton and Casey Blake to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon. Helton hit a solo home run to right field in the second inning and then followed it with one to the opposite filed in the fourth inning, each time tying the game. Blake's two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth proved to be the game-winner for the Rockies.
Jhoulys Chacin started for the Rockies and allowed two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out two batters and hit Drew Stubbs with a ball. Chacin allowed the first run of the game on a sacrifice fly and then surrendered the second run on a Brandon Phillips double followed by a Zack Cozart sacrifice bunt and a Joey Votto single. In his final inning of work, Chacin has walked the bases loaded when he put Scott Rolen on with one out. He then induced a double play, Troy Tulowitzki to Todd Helton.
In the eighth inning Matt Reynolds allowed three singles to load the bases, including two with two out. He then walked Brandon Phillips to put the Reds' third run on the board. However, Brandon Roberts doubled in two runs in the bottom of the eight to give the Rockies a four-run cushion.
Alex White threw two innings in relief of Chacin, struck out three and allowed zero runs on two hits.
Colorado plays the Los Angeles Angels on Monday afternoon.
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