Hinds lead Reds to rout of Rockies

CINCINNATI — Will Benson hit a three-run homer in a five-run second inning, rookie Rece Hinds crushed a 458-foot shot and the Cincinnati Reds cruised to a 12-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old Hinds hit a long homer for the second time in as many nights. He had a 421-foot shot in his major league debut on Monday, before teeing off on Colorado reliever Justin Lawrence as part of a four-run Cincinnati seventh. He came up a single short of hitting for the cycle.

Tyler Stephenson and Spencer Steer also homered as the Reds downed the Rockies for the second night in a row.

Colorado starter Cal Quantrill (6-7) struck out the side in the first, but things fell apart for him in the second, starting with Stephenson’s 421-foot shot into the second deck in left field.

The Rockies scored four with two outs in the fourth inning behind a two-out solo homer by Brenton Doyle and a two-run shot by Michael Toglia. Doyle homered again in the eighth, but the Reds were already comfortably in front.

Reds starter Nick Lodolo allowed four runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. Nick Martini (3-5), the first in a string of six Cincinnati relievers, was credited with the win.


Rockies: RHP Germán Márquez, who underwent Tommy John surgery last spring, is doing a rehab stint with Double-A Harford and could join the Rockies rotation after the All-Star break.

Reds: 2B Jonathan India was scratched with a left knee contusion.


Reds RHP Hunter Greene was named to the National League All-Star team on Tuesday. … Cincinnati added OF Austin Slater, acquired Monday in a trade with the San Francisco Giants, to the active roster, and RHP Yosver Zulueta and INF Livan Soto back to Triple-A Louisville.


Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland (0-3, 6.62 ERA) is the scheduled starter against Reds right-hander Frankie Montas (4-6, 4.19) as the four-game series continues Wednesday night.