Reds skid hits 7 with 12-6 loss to Rockies

May 20, 2017 GMT

CINCINNATI - Alexi Amarista hit a three-run homer and a run-scoring single during Colorado’s eight-run rally on Friday night, and the Rockies extended the best start in their history with a 12-6 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds. The Rockies lead the NL in wins at 27-16, their best mark through 43 games. Meanwhile, the Reds saw their losing streak reach seven games Amarista’s three-run shot off Lisalverto Bonilla (0-2) sparked the big sixth-inning rally. Nolan Arenado had a two-run homer off Wandy Peralta. Amarista kept it going with an RBI single during his second at-bat in the inning, matching his career high with four RBIs. Colorado sent 14 batters to the plate and piled up nine hits overall. Cincinnati hadn’t allowed that many runs in an inning since 2015, when it gave up 10 at Colorado. The Reds seven straight losses is their longest skid since they dropped 11 in a row last May. Left-hander Tyler Anderson (3-4) gave his best performance on the road. He allowed two runs, including Eugenio Suarez’s homer, in six innings. Anderson had a 7.78 ERA in his four previous road starts. Bonilla allowed eight hits and six runs in 5 1/3 innings. He’s the only Reds starter to go more than five innings during the losing streak. TRAINER’S ROOM Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani was cleared to resume throwing this weekend. The Reds’ top starter has been sidelined since spring training because of a sore pitching elbow. ... Bonilla was hit on the side of the right hand while trying to bunt in the fifth inning. He stayed in the game. UP NEXT Tim Adelman (2-2) left his start last for the Reds on Sunday at San Francisco after one inning because of a stiff neck, but was fine during his workouts this week. He’ll face Rockies rookie Antonio Senzatela (6-1), who makes his first career start at Great American Ball Park today (TV: Live on FS Indiana at 4 p.m.)