CINCINNATI(AP) Colorado turned to an unlikely source to finally get a win in extra innings.
's two-out RBI triple in the 11th inning off of
helped Colorado beat the
6-4 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.
''I was just looking for a pitch over the plate,'' said Fowler, who entered the game on defense in the seventh inning and
struck out in the ninth. ''He throws hard, and I'd never faced him before.''
added a pinch-hit infield single to help Colorado earn its first win in five extra-inning games this season, all on the road.
The Rockies extended their winning streak to four games, their longest since winning four straight from July 6 through July
9, and sent the Reds to their sixth consecutive loss and 12th in their last 13 games.
''That was a great game to grind that out in the manner in which we did,'' Colorado manager
said. ''We win that game because of several little things that we pride ourselves in.''
led off the 11th against Masset (4-1) with a single through the hole into left field and reached second on a wild pitch. Two
outs later, Fowler lined his triple to deep left-center field.
Fowler, who has started 79 games but had gone 3-for-14 in the first seven games of Colorado's road trip, got the day off on
''I take days off in stride,'' Fowler said. ''I try to stay in the game mentally.''
''Fowler is doing a wonderful job in his first full season in the major leagues after not having seen a pitch at Triple A,''
Tracy said. ''You have to understand. On any given day, when your name gets called, you have to be ready.''
(3-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win.
pitched the 11th for his league-leading 28th save of the season. The Reds got their leadoff runner on base in the 10th against
Morales, but pinch-hitting pitcher
fouled a two-strike bunt for a strikeout, and
hit into a double play. Bailey pinch-hit because
was not available due to a sore left wrist.
, it was just more of the same problems that have plagued the Reds for more than a month.
''We fought back, but we didn't get the bunt down and they did,'' he said.
allowed two hits over six scoreless innings before giving up
's three-run, game-tying homer in the seventh. The right-hander allowed four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
left with no-decision after allowing seven hits and three runs with three walks and a strikeout in seven innings.
''We're finding ways to lose all the time,'' Arroyo said. ''It keeps snowballing. We get a lead, and we give it up. We fall
behind, and we can't come back. We're definitely sliding downhill. It's got to stop at some point.''
opened the scoring with a solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning. It was his 18th homer of the season and first
in 37 at-bats since July 19 at San Diego.
The Rockies took advantage of a Cincinnati error while taking a 3-0 in the sixth. With
on second and
on first, Stewart singled to center to drive in Hawpe with Tulowitzki advancing to third. Tulowitzki scored when shortstop
misplayed Nix's throw back to the infield.
''He probably catches that ball 99 times out of 100,'' Baker said. ''That was a big run.''
The Reds tied the score in the seventh. Phillips led off with a double up the gap in right-center field and
was hit by a pitch.
flied out to right field, but Nix hit his ninth home run of the season and first in 45 at bats since July 10 against the Mets
at New York.
Colorado regained the lead on Tulowitzki's 20th homer of the season, an opposite-field solo shot off of left-hander
in the eighth, but
tied the score with his 17th homer of the season and second of the series.
NOTES: Rolen, in his second game with Cincinnati after being acquired Friday in a trade, left the game after getting hit in
the batting helmet. He never lost consciousness and walked off on his own after less than a minute. ... The Rockies also swept
the Reds in a three-game series in Cincinnati last season.