BY: Zane Miller
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The Cincinnati Reds won the second game of their series against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night, as the teams will go into a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The game began with the Reds getting on the board early, as second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a solo home run in the first inning, but the Rockies came back in the third as right fielder David Dahl hit a two RBI double. In the fourth, Reds catcher Tony Cruz grabbed the lead back as he got a two run homer, but the Rockies responded once again in the fifth as center fielder Charlie Blackmon hit an RBI triple and Dahl scored an RBI sacrifice fly as the Rockies made it a 4-3 game. In the seventh, however, the Reds offense came up big as center fielder Billy Hamilton hit an RBI triple, shortstop Jose Peraza got an RBI single and came home on a wild pitch to give the team the lead and while Rockies left fielder Gerardo Parra hit an RBI groundout in the eighth, it would not be enough as the Reds took the 6-5 victory.
Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle pitched five innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and four walks in the no decision, while Rockies starter Tyler Anderson threw six innings, giving up six hits and three walks in his no decision. Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen, fresh off of the disabled list, earned the win, while Rockies reliever Chris Rusin was hit with the blown save as well as the loss. Reds reliever Jared Hughes earned the save.
The teams will finish off the series on Sunday afternoon.