Schebler's blast rallies Reds past Rockies
CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler highlighted a six-run sixth inning with a go-ahead three-run home run, helping the Cincinnati Reds rally for a 12-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on a wild Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
Eugenio Suarez and Devin Mesoraco also homered for Cincinnati (20-22), which erased a five-run deficit in the final three innings to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Right-hander Asher Wojciechowski (1-0) who had his contract selected by the Reds from Triple-A Louisville prior to the game, retired 11 straight batters, three via strikeout, to earn his first major league victory.
Colorado (27-17) also scored six runs in an inning to build an 8-3 lead in the fifth. But, the typically steady Rockies bullpen allowed eight runs over the final four innings to let a victory slip away.
Mike Dunn (2-1) allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning -- all on Schebler's blast -- to earn the loss for Colorado.
DJ LeMahieu doubled and scored on Mark Reynolds' single to put Colorado ahead 1-0 in the first inning.
In the past 11 games, Cincinnati has been outscored 22-3 in the first inning. The Reds had gone 3-8 in that span.
Cincinnati tied the score 1-1 on an RBI single by Mesoraco, who made his first start since Sunday due to a hamstring injury.
Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela ran into trouble in the third when the Reds loaded the bases on a single, walk and hit batter. He was able to minimize the damage, but a sacrifice fly by Schebler and an RBI single from Jose Peraza put Cincinnati ahead 3-1.
Alexi Amarista, who hit a three-run homer to spark Friday's big win, doubled to drive in a run in the fourth for Colorado.
The Rockies, who scored eight runs in the sixth inning Friday night, plated six runs in the fifth to open a five-run lead.
Ian Desmond's RBI single put the Rockies ahead 4-3. They padded the lead when left fielder Adam Duvall lost sight of Amarista's line drive that landed behind him. That would have been the final out of the inning. Instead, it was extended for Senzatela, who delivered a two-run single.
Senzatela allowed four earned runs in five innings. He walked four and fanned five.
Reds starter Tim Adleman allowed six earned runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. Drew Storen was charged with two earned runs in the fifth.
But, Cincinnati erupted for six runs in the sixth.
The big blow was Schebler's two-out, three-run home run on a 2-0 pitch from Dunn, putting the Reds ahead 10-8. It was Schebler's 11th homer.
NOTES: Rockies SS Trevor Story began a minor-league rehab assignment Friday night for Triple-A Albuquerque, going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs. The reports were positive and Rockies manager Bud Black hinted at Story returning during the four-game series in Philadelphia that begins on Monday. ... Reds C Stuart Turner was placed on the 10-day DL with a strained right hamstring.