Will Benson’s 3-run homer, 458-foot shot by rookie Rece Hinds lead Reds to 12-6 rout of Rockies

CINCINNATI (AP) — 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 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.
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