Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Troy Tulowitzki hit two homers and drove in four runs, leading the surging Colorado Rockies in a 9-2 rout of the struggling Cincinnati Reds in the third of four games at Coors Field.
Tulowitzki notched his second career multi-homer game and first since June 23, 2009 for the Rockies, who have won six straight to climb to within four games of the first-place Padres, who are playing Los Angeles. Seth Smith also homered, while Jonathan Herrera and Eric Young, Jr. each had a two-run single in the win, Colorado’s ninth straight at home over Cincinnati.
Carlos Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a 1-for-3 effort at the plate. Aaron Cook (6-8) earned the win, allowing one run, six hits and a walk in five-plus innings before leaving after a line drive hit him in the leg.
Joey Votto had three hits and drove in a run for the Reds, who have lost four straight and five of six, but still lead St. Louis by six games in the NL Central after the Cardinals lost to Milwaukee. Bronson Arroyo (14-10) lost his third straight start after giving up seven runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 frames.