Reds outslug Rockies on record day for HRs
Sunday, May 27, 2012
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer to help the Cincinnati Reds outslug the Colorado Rockies 7-5 Sunday in a game that set a record for Great American Ball Park with nine home runs.
Mat Latos allowed five hits -- and all of them were solo home runs. Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez hit two of them, and Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler also took the Cincinnati starter deep.
Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Todd Frazier homered for Cincinnati, which finished 6-1 on a seven-game homestand during which 29 home runs were hit -- also a ballpark best.
Latos (4-2) didn't walk anybody and had three strikeouts in a season-high 7 1-3 innings to improve to 4-0 over his last seven starts.