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Miley, Votto propel Reds past slumping Rockies 10-3

Wade Miley delivered on the mound and at the plate, Joey Votto had a go-ahead two-run single in the third inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 10-3 Saturday.

Tyler Naquin had three hits and Miley was one of four Reds with two, including Nick Castellanos, who went into the game leading the majors in hitting at .362 and the National League in slugging percentage at .638.

Votto and Eugenio Suárez also added two hits each for the Reds, who have won nine of 12 since falling a season-high six games below .500 on May 29. They reached .500 at 31-31 for the first time since they were 19-19 on May 16.

Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez reacts as he is hit by a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Cincinnati, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

The Rockies have lost each of their road series this season and slipped to 5-26 away from Coors Field, compared to 20-14 at home. Opponents have reached double figures in runs in each of their last three games, and they’ve lost four of five and six of their last eight.

Miley singled twice and drew a leadoff walk in Cincinnati’s two-run sixth inning. The left-hander, who logged his first career no-hitter on May 7, overcame muggy conditions that included a 93-degree gametime temperature to allow six hits and three runs, two earned, with one walk and three strikeouts in seven innings.

Reds manager David Bell was ejected in the fourth inning by plate umpire Marvin Hudson. Bell appeared to be arguing over a foul tip call after a swing by Jesse Winker.

Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos hits an RBI-double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Cincinnati, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Colorado right-hander Germán Márquez tied his career high by allowing 12 hits. He lasted two batters into the sixth, getting roughed up for nine runs, eight earned, with two walks and five strikeouts. He also hit a batter.

The Rockies, with starters Charlie Blackmon, Raimel Tapia and Ryan McMahon held out of the lineup, capitalized on third baseman Suárez’s two-base error to put together a second-inning three-run rally and take a brief 3-2 lead.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cincinnati Reds' Wade Miley (22) flips his bat as he draws a walk during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Cincinnati, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Rockies: Manager Bud Black said IF-OF Chris Owings is tentatively scheduled to leave on Sunday for a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. Owings has been on the 60-day injured list after undergoing surgery to repair a sprained right thumb.

Reds: Suárez was back in the starting lineup after leaving Friday’s game early for treatment on a hand injury he suffered in a cooking accident at home.

UP NEXT

Cincinnati Reds' David Bell, left, reacts after being ejected from a baseball game by MLB umpire Marvin Hudson, right, during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies in Cincinnati, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-6) starts Sunday. He allowed one run in seven innings against the Reds on May 16 at Coors Field in a game Cincinnati ended up winning, 7-6.

Reds: RHP Tony Santillan was promoted from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday to make his major league debut on Sunday.

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Colorado Rockies' Elias Diaz reacts after hitting an RBI-double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)

Colorado Rockies' Joshua Fuentes celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP PhotoAaron Doster)