MLB: Cincinnati 7, Colorado 5

May 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, May 27 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips bashed a three-run homer, one of four long balls launched by the Cincinnati Reds Sunday in their 7-5 victory over Colorado.

The Rockies also belted five homers on a hot and humid day at the hitter-friendly Great American Park in Cincinnati.

Phillips' blast in the third inning gave the Reds a 5-1 lead, while Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier added solo shots as National League Central-leading Cincinnati took the rubber match of their three-game series and won for the eighth time in nine games overall.

Mat Latos (4-2) earned the victory despite yielding five runs on five hits. The right-hander didn't issue a walk, however, and struck out three.

Aroldis Chapman logged his third save after recording the final five outs.

Rockies starter Jamie Moyer (2-5) was lit up for seven runs on seven hits over five frames. The 49-year-old left-hander issued one walk and fanned a pair.

Carlos Gonzalez belted a pair solo homers, while Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler also went deep in the loss.

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