DENVER (AP) -In a game that featured nearly everything,
finally gave it an ending.
Quintanilla homered with one out in the 12th inning and the
took advantage of five Cincinnati errors to beat the Reds 4-3 on Sunday.
''We had a balk, a wild pitch, a homer, errant throws, walk-off home run,'' Rockies manager
said. ''We played for the cycle. Both teams across the board.''
Colorado, which stranded 18 runners, tied it in the ninth thanks to two errors and a balk.
scored the tying run on a wild throw by right fielder
Quintanilla, who entered as a defensive replacement at second base in the 12th, hit
's 1-2 pitch into the right-field bleachers for his second homer of the season.
''I tried to get on base for Matty. I got a pretty good pitch to hit, took a hack at it,'' Quintanilla said. ''It felt good
right away. It was an unbelievable feeling.''
Quintanilla has been used sparingly since shortstop
returned from the disabled list on July 21. Before homering Sunday, he was 3-for-26 since July 26.
''That was very appropriate that that happened for him today because he does his work so professionally,'' Hurdle said. ''Whatever
you ask him to do, he does it. And he does such a good job when he's out there.''
Lincoln (1-5) was the seventh Reds pitcher in the game.
''I wanted a sinker down and away and it ended up down and in on him,'' he said.
(2-1) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
left after three innings with soreness in his right triceps tendon and will be examined Monday in Cincinnati. Cueto gave up
one unearned run but didn't allow a hit and walked three.
The Rockies trailed 3-2 entering the ninth against reliever
. Holliday reached on an error by second baseman
, went to second on Weathers' balk and advanced to third on a flyout to right. Bruce's throw to third went into Cincinnati's
dugout, allowing Holliday to score.
''I didn't see that balk on Weathers. I don't think anybody else saw it, either,'' Reds manager
said. ''That was a big play in the game today.''
walked to load the bases, but
grounded out to send the game into extra innings.
''Errors kind of got to us today,'' Cincinnati's
The Reds took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on
's sacrifice fly.
made it 3-1 with his third home run of the year - and second in two games - to lead off the sixth. Rockies starter
loaded the bases with three walks but escaped further damage when
grounded out to end the inning.
Jimenez allowed three runs, two earned, struck out six and walked four in six innings.
The Rockies' bullpen shut down the Reds, allowing just one hit over the final six innings.
''They've been fantastic,'' Hurdle said. ''They kept rolling it out there today.''
Colorado cut the lead to 3-2 when Holliday led off the seventh with a single, stole second and third and scored on a wild
The Rockies capitalized on two Cincinnati errors to take a 1-0 lead in the first. Cueto was able to avoid a big inning by
striking out Stewart and Iannetta with the bases loaded.
The Reds tied it in the second.
, who led off with a double, scored when Patterson beat out a potential double-play ball.
Notes: Reds closer
left Coors Field before the game for personal reasons, the team said. Baker said he hopes Cordero will rejoin the squad in
Houston on Tuesday. ... Cueto's shortest outing of the year came on April 29, when he lasted just 1 2-3 innings at St. Louis.
... The Reds are 6-7 in extra-inning games this year. The Rockies are 4-5. ... Cincinnati left nine runners on base.