Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle as the
Colorado Rockies defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 10-5, to sweep a doubleheader
Cuddyer, who was reinstated off the disabled list after missing his last 60
games with a left shoulder fracture, became the seventh Colorado player to hit
for the cycle and the first since Carlos Gonzalez on July 31, 2010 against the
Cuddyer drove in three and scored three runs, Corey Dickerson had two hits,
three RBI and two runs scored and Josh Rutledge posted three hits and a pair
of runs scored for the Rockies, who have won three of their last four games.
The Rockies trailed 5-2 before plating three in the seventh and five more in
the eighth to go ahead.
Drew Stubbs hit a three-run, walk-off homer in the first of this doubleheader
after Colorado had been down 9-5 entering the ninth.
Adam Ottavino (1-4) tossed a scoreless eighth to notch the win.
Ryan Ludwick scacked a two-run homer for Cincinnati, which has dropped seven
of its last nine games. Carlos Contreras (0-1) allowed five runs -- four
earned -- over 1 1/3 innings to garner the loss.
Charlie Blackmon walked and Rutledge singled to begin the seventh before
Dickerson's base hit brought home Blackmon.Cuddyer singled to load the bases.
Nolan Arenado then bounced one to third, which allowed Rutledge to score as
Ramon Santiago stepped on the base for a force out, and Cuddyer came across
when Satiago's throw to first got away to tie it.
With the bases loaded and two away in the eighth, Dickerson reached out and
slapped a double to right-center to push across a pair. Cuddyer lined a double
down the left-field line to bring home two more and Stubbs hit an RBI single
later in the frame to give Colorado a 10-5 advantage.
The Reds opened the scoring in the first on Jay Bruce's RBI groundout, but
Colorado got the run back in the fifth on a Brandon Barnes leadoff homer.
Cincinnati went back ahead with three runs in the sixth. Ludwick cracked his
two-run shot to left-center and Brayan Pena later added an RBI double to give
the Reds a 4-1 lead.
Cuddyer's leadoff blast in the home half made it 4-2, but Cincy got another
run in the seventh via a Santiago sacrifice fly.