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Schumaker's walk-off snaps losing streak


The Cincinnati Reds snapped their nine game losing streak with a walk-off win over the Colorado Rockies 2-1.

The Reds used Michael Lorenzen's strong start and a Skip Schumaker game-winning single in the ninth to pick up their first win since May 14.

Lorenzen threw seven innings, giving up only one run on two hits.

The Reds jumped out to 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Billy Hamilton's single scored Marlon Byrd.

Colorado tied the game in the fifth with a Nick Hundley solo home run to the left field bleachers.

The score stayed that way until the ninth. Byrd led the inning off with a walk and Kristopher Negron bunted Byrd to second. Then came the hero in Skip Schumaker. He sent a soft line drive just fair down the left field line. Byrd scored easily and the losing streak was over.

Jumbo Diaz and Aroldis Chapman each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

The Reds go for the series win Wednesday afternoon at 12:35 p.m.

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