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Rockies 9, Reds 1: Rockies confound Aroldis Chapman on way to victory

Two pitches into the bottom of the first and the Rockies were already in a hole after Drew Stubbs hit a leadoff homer to left-center field off of Jorge De La Rosa. It was all downhill after that sequence for the Reds. After back-to-back strike outs by Cole Garner and Jorge De La Rosa, Dexter Fowler drew a walk. Clint Barmes then clubbed a two-run homer over the left field wall. Move ahead to the fifth and Brad Eldred knock a ball out of the park to put the Rockies up 3-1.

The Reds' Aroldis Chapman entered the game in the sixth and struck out Troy Tulowitzki on three pitches to stat a 1-2-3 inning. But then came the seventh inning. Cole Garner reached first on a force out at second and then stole second base with Jonathan Herrera at the plate. Herrera drew a walk. Dexter Fowler hit into a force out, but a fielding error by SS Drew Sutton allowed Garner to score and placed Fowler and Herrera at second and third (4-1 Rockies). After an Eric Young Jr. strikeout, Alex Escobar pinch-hit for Ryan Spilborghs and drew a walk to load the bases. Jordan Pacheco replaced Troy Tulowitzki at the plate and knocked out a bases-clearing triple (7-1 Rockies). Brad Eldred hit his second home run of the game in the eighth inning, a two-run shot.

Aroldis Chapman left in the seventh inning with back stiffness.

Jorge De La Rosa went 5 1/3 innings, allowed that one run on three hits, and struck out five. Matt Daley collected the final two outs of the sixth inning. Manny Corpas pitched the seventh, allowed a hit, and struck out one Reds batter. Matt Belisle and Juan Rincon split the final two innings. Chris Nelson snagged a line drive in the ninth to start a game-ending double play.

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