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03/22/10 6:50 PM ET

De La Rosa continues strong spring

Lefty tosses 5 1/3 sharp innings; Barmes, Eldred go deep

at Goodyear, Ariz.
Monday, March 22

Reds at the plate: Center fielder Drew Stubbs led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to left field. Ramon Hernandez was 1-for-2 with a double.

Rockies at the plate: With two outs in the top of the third, Clint Barmes hit a 2-0 pitch for a two-run home run to left field. Leading off the top of the fifth, Brad Eldred hit a 0-1 pitch for a homer to left field. A four-run top of the seventh was created by a fielding error by shortstop Drew Sutton. Jordan Pacheco hit a three-run double.

Reds on the mound: Starter Bronson Arroyo pitched five innings and allowed three earned runs on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts. He surrendered two homers. Aroldis Chapman was scheduled for four innings but lasted just 1 2/3 frames with four unearned runs on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts. He was lifted for precautionary reasons with a stiff lower back.

Rockies on the mound: Starter Jorge De La Rosa gave up one earned run and three hits over 5 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Matt Daley worked a perfect two-thirds of an inning. Manuel Corpas followed with 1 1/3 scoreless with one hit and one strikeout.

Worth noting: Outfielder Ryan Spilborghs tripled to right field with two out in the top of the first inning. It marked the Rockies' sixth straight game with a triple and their 17th of the spring.

Cactus League records: Reds 8-9-2 Rockies 13-8-1

Up next: The Reds get their lone day off of spring on Tuesday. When they return on Wednesday, fourth starter Homer Bailey will pitch in the 4:05 p.m. ET game vs. the Giants at Goodyear Ballpark. Since getting off to a 2-for-20 start, Stubbs is 9-for-18 (.500) with six extra base hits, including two homers.

Right-hander Jason Hammel, who has a 1.93 spring ERA with 12 strikeouts to no walks, will start against the Padres at Hi Corbett Field. The game is scheduled to be the Cactus League debut of right-handed setup man Rafael Betancourt, who has come back from tightness in his throwing shoulder.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.