Saturday afternoon's game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field was reminiscent of days gone by at the park. The Reds and the Rockies combined for nine home runs in the 12-7 Colorado victory.
Rockies starter Alex White (2-1, 8.18 ERA) took the hook for five of the nine. After allowing a Joey Votto RBI single in the first inning, White surrendered a solo shot to Chris Heisey and a two-run shot to Juan Francisco in the third inning. Moving to the fifth inning, White allowed three straight solo shots, starting with Heisey and following with Votto and Jay Bruce. But that was all the scoring for the Reds. White finished five innings and left the game tied at seven.
The Rockies hit two of their four home runs in the first inning, a solo shot by Mark Ellis (5) and a two-run shot by Jason Giambi (13). In between those plays, Troy Tulowitzki singled in a run (and drove in another on a sac fly in the fourth). Dexter Fowler (5) followed with his own solo homer in the second inning.
Reds starter Bronson Arroyo left after he allowed Fowler's homer in the second inning. But the Rockies still had one home run left in them. Jordan Pacheco hit his first career blast in the fifth inning. He added two more in the eighth inning on a single. Eric Young Jr. scored on a wild pitch and Jason Giambi drew a bases-loaded walk for the other run.
The Rockies (68-77, 37-36 home) have Drew Pomeranz making his MLB debut on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT.