CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 27: Jim Tracy the manager of the Colorado Rockies watches the action during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 27, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rockies Vs. Reds: Homers Galore On Sunday, But Colorado Still Loses

The Colorado Rockies dropped the final two games of their series against the Cincinnati Reds and lost the series as a result.

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Rockies Vs. Reds Final Score: Colorado Falls To Cincinnati, 7-5, Follwoing 9 Home Runs Combined By Teams

The Colorado Rockies dropped yet another series and in rather surreal fashion on Sunday afternoon. The Rockies fell to the Cincinnati Reds in a 7-5 decision that saw the teams combined to hit nine home runs, five by the Rockies and four by the Reds.

The first eight runs of the game scored on home runs. Joey Votto started things off with his eighth home run of the season when he hit it in the first inning. Troy Tulowitzki countered with his seventh homer of the season in the top of the second inning.

It wasn't the best start for Jamie Moyer (2-5, 5.70 ERA), but it only got worse of the next two innings. Jay Bruce picked up his 11th home run of the season in the second inning, a solo shot, and then Brandon Phillips followed in the third inning with a three-run blast for a 5-1 lead. Moyer allowed two more runs on a Todd Frazier solo home run and a Zack Cozart RBI double.

Carlos Gonzalez came through with two home runs (10) and Michael Cuddyer hit his fifth home run, but they were just solo shots. Reds starter Mat Latos (4-2, 4.58 ERA), who exited after allowing a Dexter Fowler home run in the eighth, never pitched out of the stretch because the five home runs the Rockies hit were the only hits he gave up.

The Rockies (17-29, 8-15 away) are back at Coors Field on Monday for a Memorial Day doubleheader against the Houston Astros.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Reds blog Red Reporter. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Reds Lineup: C Ramon Hernandez Not In Lineup Or On Bench

The Colorado Rockies (16-27) snapped their 6-game losing streak on Wednesday with an 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins, and now on Friday, they will look to build their first winning streak since May 16 when they won two games in a row -- the best such streak all season. They will have no small obstacle in that endeavor, as the NL Central's best record, the Cincinnati Reds (25-19), oppose them.

Judging by Friday's lineups, however, it appears the team will have to play their series opener without the help of C Ramon Hernandez. The veteran backstop has been day-to-day with a hand injury, but his absence from both the lineup and the bench indicates the team may be sending him to the DL.

Here is a look at the Rockies lineup:

As well as the Reds lineup:

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Reds blog Red Reporter. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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