National League Game Summary - Colorado at Cincinnati

6:20 AM, Jun 6, 2013   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Carlos Gonzalez belted three home runs and racked up six RBI, while Troy Tulowitzki homered twice as part of a 5-for-5 night as the Colorado Rockies bombarded the Cincinnati Reds, 12-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series from Great American Ball Park.

Tulowitzi, who delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 victory, finished with three RBI to help pace a 20-hit outburst that enabled the Rockies to win back-to-back road games for the first time since a three-game sweep in San Diego from April 12-14.

Nolan Arenado added four hits and scored three times, Todd Helton went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and even starting pitcher Jon Garland chipped in a pair of hits in the rout.

Garland (4-6) overcame a rough first inning to go six strong on the mound, allowing four runs on four hits to notch his first win since May 4. The veteran righty had been 0-4 over his last five starts.

Pedro Villarreal (0-1), making an emergency start in place of an injured Johnny Cueto, was tagged for three of Colorado's six homers and permitted six runs on 10 hits before being lifted after 3 2/3 innings in his major league starting debut.

Cueto was forced to the disabled list shortly before game time due to a recurring right oblique strain.

Xavier Paul had a three-run homer for the Reds, who scored all of their runs in the first inning and dropped consecutive home games for the first time this season.


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