Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Despite having Johnny Cueto take the hill, the
Reds required a slugfest to win their ninth straight game, 9-7, over the
Cueto (13-5), who entered Saturday with the best earned run average in the
National League, had another rough outing against the Rockies en route to the
win. The right-hander allowed a career-high 11 hits against Colorado on May
25, and was tagged for five runs on 10 hits and two walks on Saturday.
Ryan Ludwick slammed two of Cincinnati's five home runs, delivering his third
multi-homer game of the season. Todd Frazier, Drew Stubbs and Scott Rolen also
homered, as the Reds won for the 16th time in their last 18 games.
Carlos Gonzalez continued to reap the benefits of Coors Field, picking up a
pair of hits and driving in three runs. On the season, Gonzalez has knocked in
48 runs in 46 home games.
On the other side of the coin, Christian Friedrich (5-8) continued to struggle
at Coors Field. He gave up seven runs on six hits, including three home runs,
in 4 1/3 innings. This season, Friedrich is 2-5 with an 8.98 ERA at home.
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