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Cincinnati Reds 6, Colorado Rockies 5: David Dahl’s big day not enough for Rockies

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The Rockies could not make a lead hold up in a loss to Cincinnati.

For just the third time in 2018, the Colorado Rockies lost a game when leading after six innings. A three-run collapse from the bullpen in the top of the seventh doomed the Rockies to a 6-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Tyler Anderson put together a quality start, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings, walking three and striking out two. Charlie Blackmon also had a nice night, going 2-for-4 with an RBI triple.

David Dahl Comes Through

With the Rockies down 1-0 in the third, right fielder David Dahl got them on the board with a double to dead center field that brought home Tyler Anderson and Charlie Blackmon, giving the Rockies a 2-1 lead. Dahl gave his team the lead again in the fifth with a sacrifice fly that scored Charlie Blackmon. On the day he was 1-for-4 with the double and three runs driven in.

Bullpen Coughs It Up

Anderson left the game after six innings with a 4-3 lead, but it was a lead the bullpen could not hold. Chris Rusin and Bryan Shaw allowed the first four Reds hitters to reach in the seventh, a rally that netted Cincinnati three runs and a 6-4 lead they would not relinquish. The rough outings moved Rusin’s ERA to 7.29 and Shaw’s to 6.04, not good for two guys who were considered key to the bullpen’s success in 2018.

Looking Ahead

The Rockies will look to bounce back and win the series tomorrow afternoon, with Germán Márquez on the mound against Matt Harvey. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Mountain time.