Holliday Double Beats Reds

By: AP/11 Sports
By: AP/11 Sports

Matt Holliday hit a three-run double that highlighted a seventh-inning rally, sending the Colorado Rockies over the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Saturday night.

The Rockies trailed 5-3 when Holliday hit reliever Nick Masset's first pitch off the right-field wall. Brad Hawpe followed with an RBI single.

Colorado won for the sixth time in eight games. Jay Bruce and Chris Dickerson homered and Joey Votto had three hits for the Reds.

Luis Vizcaino (1-0) won in relief of starter Aaron Cook, who allowed four runs in five-plus innings. Brian Fuentes pitched the ninth to earn his 25th save in 29 chances.

Cincinnati starter Edinson Volquez gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. The Rockies loaded the bases with one out in the seventh against reliever Mike Lincoln (1-4), and Masset came in to face Holliday.

The Reds chased Cook in the sixth when Brandon Phillips, Votto and Edwin Encarnacion opened with singles for a 4-3 lead. Vizcaino came on and struck out the side to limit the damage.

The Rockies took a 2-1 lead in the second when Reds catcher Paul Bako threw wildly to first on Cook's bunt single, allowing Ian Stewart and Jeff Baker to score.

Stewart gave Colorado a 3-1 lead with an RBI single in the third, but the Reds came back to tie it in the fourth on Bruce's two-run single. Bruce had three RBIs.

Cook escaped a potential big inning in the first. The Reds scored a run on three singles, and with runners on first and second Encarnacion hit a line drive to Clint Barmes at shortstop, who stepped on second to double up Phillips.


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