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Troy Tulowitzki’s Late 2-Run Homerun Downs Cincinnati Reds 5-4

June 4th, 2013 at 11:42 PM
By Cody Dalga

After taking a one lead lead thanks to a run scoring balk, Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies regained the lead when he launched a 2-run homerun in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4. 

'Todd Frazier' photo (c) 2011, Andrew Mascharka Photography - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

It didn't take long for the Colorado Rockies to get to Homer Bailey. In the top of the second inning, Michael Cuddyer led off the inning with a single center. After a strikeout, Yorvit Torrealba hit a ground-rule double to put runners on second and third. Jonathan Herrera then plated both runners with a double to right. Following a groundout, Herrera scored on a Dexter Fowler single. After Bailey recorded the final out, the Rockies had an early 3-0 lead. 

Cincinnati managed a single run in the bottom half of the inning with a Ryan Hanigan RBI groundout. 

Two innings later, the offense was able to tie the game. After Joey Votto led off the inning with a single, Jay Bruce struck out. Todd Frazier then doubled which allowed Votto to score from first. Donald Lutz went down on strikes and Ryan Hanigan was due up. After a wild pitch advancing Frazier to third, Hanigan smacked a double to bring him home and tie the game at three. 

The game remained tied until the bottom half of the seventh frame. With runners on the corners, Rockies pitcher Edgmer Escalona balked to score Xavier Paul from third and give the Reds a 4-3 lead. 

Colorado took the lead back in the next half inning however when Tulowitzki lined a 2-run homerun off of Sam LeCure, which was upheld after review. It was the first homerun given up by Sam LeCure in almost two months. 

The Reds were unable to sneak a run home in the eighth or ninth and lost the game by a score of 5-4. 

Tags: Baseball, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds, Donald Lutz, homer bailey, Jay Bruce, Joey Votto, MLB, ryan hanigan, Sam LeCure, todd frazier, Xavier Paul

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