Rockies win fifth straight with 3-1 win over Reds

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Jason Marquis scattered four hits over 7 1-3 innings, Eric Young Jr. hit his first major league homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Tuesday night.

The win was the fifth straight by the Rockies, and moved them 19 games above .500 (79-60) for the first time in franchise history.

It also ensured the NL wild-card leaders of remaining at least two games in front of San Francisco, which hosted San Diego later Tuesday.

Marquis (15-10) allowed one run and struck out a season-high seven. He got 12 groundball outs as he matched his career-high in wins. He was 15-7 in 2004 while with St. Louis.

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