Reds 4, Rockies 2
You could almost feel this one slipping-sliding away in the seventh and eighth. But it didn't. That's a very good sign for the Reds. They've won four of five for the first time since the first five games of the season.
It was a nice nice outing by Bobby Livingston, who got his first big league win: 6 2/3 innings, 7 hits, 1 unearned run, 1 walk, 0 Ks. He left with a 4-0 lead.
Brad Salmon put the game in immediate danger as soon as Livingston left by walking the only two batters he faced. An error by Alex Gonzalez allowed one run to score. A misplayed ball by Ken Griffey Jr. allowed the other. But Jon Coutlangus bailed out Salmon, and David Weathers bailed out Coutlangus.
"It was good team win, " Livingston said.
Salmon is fortunate that Todd Coffey can't be brought back up until Tuesday because the coaching staff can't be very happy with Salmon right now.