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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Colorado1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 260
Cincinnati0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 x 690
  W: R. Hendrix (3-1)   L: A. Senzatela (2-7)
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE11:10 AM CT, June 13, 2021
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio  Attendance: 18,268

Reds turn to rookie Tony Santillan in finale vs. Rockies

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Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds

  1. The Rockies and Reds split a four-game series in May, with two wins apiece. The Rockies hold a slim 28-27 edge in the series going back to 2012, and neither team has swept a series from the other since Cincinnati won three games at Coors Field in July 2012.
  2. The Rockies are just 5-24 on the road this season, with two of those wins coming in their last four road played. It is the second-worst record by the Rockies all-time through 29 road games, ahead of only their 4-25 mark in 2005.
  3. Cincinnati is averaging 1.66 more runs per game at home (5.72) than on the road (4.06) this season. They are also averaging 1.72 home runs per game at home compared to 1.06 on the road. However, they have only two stolen bases at home this year and 11 on the road.
  4. Charlie Blackmon is riding a 10-game hit streak, tied with the Giants' Evan Longoria for the second-longest active MLB streak, trailing only Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier (13). He is slashing .459/.535/.703 over his last 10 games.
  5. Jonathan India is having a great start to the month slashing .346/.485/.654 compared to a line of .230/.333/.349 in April in May. Two of his five home runs this season came against the Rockies.
  6. Tyler Mahle has been excellent in his last three starts, going 3-0 and giving up a combined two earned runs over 17.1 IP (1.04 ERA). Kyle Freeland is winless in three starts this season, giving up nine earned runs over 13.0 IP while registering more walks (8) than strikeouts (7).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/11/2021 thru 6/13/2021

The Reds are looking to head out on their nine-game road trip with momentum, while the Colorado Rockies are just looking to stop the bleeding when the two teams meet Sunday in the finale of a three-weekend series in Cincinnati.

The Reds are turning to 24-year-old Tony Santillan, who will make his major league debut in a spot start. Santillan is being called up from Triple-A Louisville to take the place of right-hander Sonny Gray, who went on the 10-day injured list earlier in the week after tweaking his right groin in Tuesday's start against Milwaukee.

Santillan was Cincinnati's second-round pick in the 2015 draft out of Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas. Santillan will become the fourth Reds player to make his big-league debut this season, joining second baseman Jonathan India and right-handers Ryan Hendrix and Vladimir Gutierrez.

In six starts for Triple-A Louisville, Santillan posted a 1-3 record with a 2.51 ERA. In 32 1/3 innings, he allowed 23 hits, 12 walks, and struck out 45. Santillan began the 2021 season rated by as the ninth-best prospect in the organization, three years after being named the Reds' minor league pitcher of the year.

The Rockies counter with 26-year-old right-hander Antonio Senzatela (2-6, 4.62 ERA), who is slated for his 13th start of the season and fifth on the road. In his last start, Senzatela allowed four runs over six innings in a loss at Miami, with one walk and a career-best eight strikeouts.

"Every pitch was working," Senzatela said. "I had a really good command on my slider. Every time I tried to throw it, [the slider] was in a good place."

"He had a good slider. He had a good fastball with velocity," Rockies manager Bud Black added.

Senzatela faced Cincinnati on May 16 in Denver and departed after seven innings with a 6-1 lead. But the bullpen imploded, allowing six runs over the final two innings as the Reds won, 7-6. In three career starts against the Reds, Senzatela is 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 17 1/3 innings.

The Rockies have lost three in a row and six of their last eight games.

A win Sunday would give the Reds a series sweep and finish their homestand at 4-2. They then head out on a nine-game road trip through Milwaukee, San Diego and Minnesota.

The Reds on Saturday reached .500 (31-31) for the first time since May 16 (19-19). A win Sunday would put them over .500 for the first time since April 21, when they were 9-8.

The Reds have scored 10 runs or more in 10 games this season, although Saturday marked the first time they did so without benefit of a home run.

"We'll take them any way we can get them," Reds manager David Bell said. "Sometimes it's more impressive when you don't hit home runs."

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-5 Saturday to raise his major league-leading average to .362. Since the end of his 21-game hitting streak on June 6 in St. Louis, Castellanos has strung together five straight games with an extra-base hit.

Before Saturday's game, Bell indicated the injured Mike Moustakas could join team on the road trip. Moustakas has not played since May 18 with a right heel contusion. He began running the bases on Friday, and on Saturday he was active in the infield.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 13, 2021

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