05/27/12 5:36 PM ET
Rox, Reds set two home run records
By Tony Meale / Special to MLB.com
"I don't think I've managed a game in 11 years where nine home runs were hit," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.
Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier homered for the Reds, while Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez (twice), Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler homered for the Rockies.
Eight of the homers -- including all five by the Rockies -- were solo shots. Phillips hit a three-run homer in the third to give the Reds a 5-1 lead. Cuddyer's homer, estimated at 448 feet, was the longest of the day.
The Rockies' five homers out-distanced the Reds' four homers 1,917 feet to 1,591 feet -- more than 3,500 total feet in all.
Starters Jamie Moyer and Mat Latos allowed all nine home runs. It is the most home runs allowed by Moyer since he allowed five to the Red Sox on July 21, 2006.
Location was an issue for Moyer, who said he missed his spots against Bruce and Phillips, but added that the pitch to Votto may not have been a strike.
Gonzalez collected his third multi-homer game of the season, and has 10 round-trippers overall.
There were 29 home runs hit on the Reds' homestand -- a Great American Ball Park record for a homestand of seven games or fewer.
Fowler remains out of lineup on Sunday
CINCINNATI -- Dexter Fowler, still nursing an injured right ankle, was not in the starting lineup against the Reds on Sunday.
"He still has a little bit of soreness on the bone itself," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. "As of [Friday], I was told that he was at about 80 percent."
Fowler hurt his ankle after an errant step in the dugout in Miami on Tuesday, and hasn't started since. He has pinch-hit strikeouts in his last two plate appearances, which came Wednesday against Miami and Saturday against Cincinnati.
Eric Young is starting in center field and batting leadoff on Sunday, which marks the end of a six-game road trip. The Rockies will return to Colorado and open a four-game stretch against the visiting Astros, beginning with a doubleheader on Monday.
"We'll get back to Coors Field and get Dexter involved," Tracy said. "I'll feel better knowing that we've done absolutely everything we can to allow the ankle to be 100 percent, especially considering the fact that we've got a doubleheader tomorrow, and we'll have to cover a lot of ground at Coors."
Pacheco has NL's longest hit streak
CINCINNATI -- Jordan Pacheco's second-inning single off of Reds starter Mike Leake on Saturday night increased his hitting streak to 11 games -- giving him the longest current streak in the National League. Pacheco, who finished 3-for-4 with two singles and a double to raise his average to .304, is hitting .396 (19-for-48) during the streak.
"He's an excellent bat-to-ball type guy," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. "He doesn't swing and miss a whole lot. He uses the whole field. His bat is something that we've always been intrigued with."
Pacheco entered Saturday tied for the longest current hitting streak in the National League at 10 with Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison, who went 0-3 with a walk in a 3-2 win over Chicago. The one downside to Pacheco's evening was a first-inning throwing error that contributed to a four-run inning for the Reds.
"If a guy's going to hit like he has hit -- right around .300 -- that's good," Tracy said. "But let's face it. There are times when it's on-the-job training at third base. We saw that play out last night. He made a throw that looms large. What had the potential to be a 1-2-3 bottom of the first turned into a four-run inning after we had just put a run on the board. We have to be mindful of that."
Pacheco started at third base and hit seventh in the order on Sunday against Reds' righty Mat Latos.
Wil Nieves' fourth-inning double off of Mike Leake on Saturday night was his first hit of the season with the Rockies. He was called up on Friday after catcher Ramon Hernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Troy Tulowitzki entered Saturday batting .438 in his previous four games, after batting .196 through the first 17 games of May. He went 1-for-4 on Saturday, but looked like his old self at the plate. He singled, sent a warning-track fly to left and ripped a liner to shortstop -- only to be robbed on a diving snare by Zack Cozart. Tulowitzki was hitting .262 on May 20, but has raised his average to .279. He has six homers, six doubles and 24 RBIs on the season.
Tony Meale is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.