Story crushes another homer as Rockies beat Reds

Posted: 9:53 PM, Apr 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-18 23:53:07-04
Story crushes another homer as Rockies beat Reds

CINCINNATI --  Trevor Story 's solo homer snapped a tie in the eighth inning, and  Jordan Lyles  got his first victory in nearly a year on Monday night, leading the  Colorado Rockies  to a 5-1 victory over the  Cincinnati Reds .

Story added to his incredible rookie start, connecting on the first pitch from Ross Ohlendorf  (2-2) for his NL-leading eighth homer in only 13 games.  Ben Paulsen  completed the rally with a three-run homer off  Jumbo Diaz .

Lyles (1-1) allowed four hits and one unearned run in seven innings for his first win since April 23 last year. He missed most of last season with injuries and had been 0-5 in his last eight starts with an 8.35 ERA. He hadn't lasted five innings yet this season.

The Rockies won for the fifth time in six games. Cincinnati has dropped six of seven, with Ohlendorf taking the loss in each of the last two games.

Dan Straily  made his first start of the season as the Reds reshuffle their rotation. They claimed him off waivers from Houston on April 1 and put him in the bullpen as their long reliever. Straily gave up one run and two hits in five innings, throwing 76 pitches.

Nolan Arenado  singled to open the second and Paulsen followed with a walk. Brandon Barnes ' sacrifice bunt advanced the runners, and Arenado scored on Cristhian Adames ' groundout.

The Reds tied it with an unearned run in the sixth.  Zack Cozart  singled with two outs, and  Jordan Pacheco  doubled to left.  Gerardo Parra 's throw toward the infield bounced off Story's glove for an error, allowing Cozart to continue home.


Rockies: 2B  DJ LeMahieu  was out of the lineup because of tightness in his groin, but was available to pinch hit. Adames started at 2B. ... RHP  Jon Gray will throw Tuesday to gauge how his strained abdomen is healing.

Reds: RHP  Anthony DeSclafani  threw 40 pitches of batting practice without any problem. He's been sidelined all season by a strained left oblique. The Reds plan to have him make at least two rehab starts in the minors. ... RHP  Homer Bailey threw 35-40 pitches in the bullpen, the latest step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last season. He'll make at least three rehab starts.


Rockies: LHP  Jorge De La Rosa  (1-1, 8.80 ERA) has gone 1-1 in two career starts at Great American Ball Park.

Reds: RHP  Alfredo Simon  (0-1, 12.50 ERA) makes his third start this season. He retired only two of nine batters at Wrigley Field last Wednesday for the shortest start of his career, then pitched in relief on Friday in St. Louis.