Charlie Blackmon drove in four runs, Troy Tulowitzki had three RBI and the Colorado Rockies defeated the skidding Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 on Sunday in Denver.
Rockies starter Chris Rusin (3-2) stopped his two-game skid. The former University of Kentucky standout allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings to win for the first time since June 6.
Nick Hundley had four hits and Nolan Arenado led off Colorado's three-run fourth inning with his 17th homer as the Rockies broke out for their most runs since scoring 11 against St. Louis on June 8. They averaged 3.2 runs in their previous 12 games before Sunday.
All 10 runs came off Matt Garza, who allowed 13 hits for the second straight start.
Reed finishes dominant first half
Former University of Kentucky star AJ Reed went 2-for-3 with two singles and two walks in Class A Advanced Lancaster's 7-5 loss to Lake Elsinore.
It was the final day of the first half of the season for the California League. Reed, a Houston Astros prospect, was chosen to play in the All-Star Game against the Carolina League on Tuesday.
A promotion to Double-A could come shortly after. He leads the league in home runs (18), RBI (65), walks (50), slugging percentage (.616), on-base percentage (.442) and on-base plus slugging percentage (1.058).
Reed also finished second in the league in batting at .335. Stockton's Brett Vertigan hit .337 in 91 fewer at-bats.
Reed rallied after a slow start that saw him hit just .208 in 20 games in April. He made up for that by hitting .327 with 10 home runs and 25 RBI in May when he was named the league's player of the month.
And he has been even better in June, batting .269 with five home runs and 26 RBI.
Former Legend Martinez hits 3 HRs
J.D. Martinez hit three homers and had six RBI, and the Detroit Tigers busted out for a 12-4 win over the host New York Yankees.
With a chance to tie the major league record for homers in a game, the former Lexington Legend flied out to right in the eighth.
It was the first multihomer game of his career and the first three-homer game for Detroit since Miguel Cabrera did it at Texas on May 19, 2013.
"It was just one of those days where you take swings and you're actually hitting the ball how you want to hit it," Martinez said. "There's not too many of those days, so you've just got to take advantage of them."
Martinez became the first Tigers player to connect three times against the Yankees since Charlie Maxwell in 1959.
"It's pretty cool just to say the first time you did it was here," he said. "This is the pinnacle of baseball."
Angels: Trevor Gott (Tates Creek, UK) pitched one scoreless inning in Los Angeles' 3-2 loss to Oakland. The rookie hasn't given up a run in the first four relief appearances of his career.
Indians: Jason Kipnis (UK) singled in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. Cleveland defeated the Rays 1-0. The second baseman is batting .345 with 28 RBI.
Orioles-Blue Jays: Relief pitcher Chaz Roe (Lafayette) got four outs and improved his ERA to 0.98 in Baltimore's 13-9 win at Toronto. Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar (Central Hardin) did the same to get his ERA down to 1.06. Both pitchers are 2-0.
Phillies: Ben Revere (Lexington Catholic) was 3-for-4, including a run-scoring single in Philadelphia's 9-2 win against the Cardinals. The outfielder is batting .282 with six triples, 17 RBI and 17 stolen bases.