Brenton Doyle homered twice, Mike Moustakas also went deep, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-8 in Denver on Monday night.
Harold Castro had three hits and Randal Grichuk had two for Colorado.
Daniel Bard (1-0) pitched an inning of relief and Pierce Johnson got the final three outs for his seventh save for the Rockies.
Spencer Steer had three hits and Jake Fraley, Jonathan India and Henry Ramos had two hits apiece for the Reds. Ben Lively (1-1) took the loss in relief for Cincinnati.
The Reds jumped ahead on Steer’s RBI single in the first inning and Colorado responded in the second inning. Moustakas homered to the second deck in right field, his second of the season, and Grichuk doubled.
Castro followed with an RBI single, moved to third on a two-out double by Doyle and both scored on Charlie Blackmon’s triple.
Cincinnati got one back in the third inning. Matt McClain, making his major league debut, hustled out a double with one out and scored on Fraley’s single to left.
The Reds tied it up in the fourth. Nick Senzel reached on a two-base error, Ramos walked and both moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Wil Myers. Senzel came home on a sacrifice fly and Ramos scored on India’s single.
Colorado answered in the bottom of the inning on Doyle’s two-run homer.
Cincinnati starter Hunter Greene left after giving up six runs on nine hits and striking out eight in four innings.
The Reds came right back in the fifth. Steer and Tyler Stephenson hit consecutive one-out doubles and Senzel walked, ending Connor Seabold’s night.
Ramos singled to load the bases and Stephenson scored on Brent Suter’s wild pitch.
Seabold allowed six runs – four earned – on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.
The Rockies took the lead again in the seventh on Castro’s two-run double and Cincinnati got one back in the eighth on Myers’ sacrifice fly.
Doyle’s second homer of the night and fourth of the season restored the two-run lead and Senzel’s RBI single gave Cincinnati its final run.
— Field Level Media