Colorado turned to an unlikely source to finally get a win in extra innings.
Slumping rookie Dexter Fowler’s(notes) two-out RBI triple in the 11th inning off of Nick Masset(notes) helped Colorado beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.
“I was just looking for a pitch over the plate,” said Fowler, who entered the game on defense in the seventh inning and struck out in the ninth. “He throws hard, and I’d never faced him before.”
Garrett Atkins(notes) added a pinch-hit infield single to help Colorado earn its first win in five extra-inning games this season, all on the road.
The Rockies extended their winning streak to four games, their longest since winning four straight from July 6 through July 9, and sent the Reds to their sixth consecutive loss and 12th in their last 13 games.