Bobby Livingston threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run on seven hits, as he picked up his first career Major League win. The Reds were paced by home runs by Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Gonzalez. Griffey finished the game 2-for-4, while Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
Taylor Buccholz went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits, but the Rockies' bats could not produce in the clutch. Colorado left 12 men on base. Left fielder Matt Holliday left the game after the fourth inning with a head injury.
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