Reynolds homers, Arenado up to .583 as Rockies down A's 6-2
Colorado Rockies' Brandon Barnes (1) is tagged out by Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard (28) trying to steal second base during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mark Reynolds hit a three-run home run, Nolan Arenado's two hits raised his spring average to .583 and the Colorado Rockies beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Tuesday.
Reynolds homered to left off wild Oakland starter Rich Hill in the third inning. Arenado doubled and scored in a two-run second, adding an RBI single off Fernando Rodriguez in the fifth.
The 24-year-old Arenado, a first-time All-Star last year, is 14 for 24 this spring.
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Hill got through four innings despite walking six and allowing five runs. The left-hander has walked 12 over 7 2/3 innings and three starts.
Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa worked out of trouble in three scoreless innings before allowing prospect Matt Chapman's two-run homer on his final pitch of the fourth. De La Rosa gave up five hits and walked two while getting 11 outs.