In losing 7-5 at Cincinnati on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies lost for the third time in franchise history when they hit at least five home runs. They are 20-3 all-time in games with five or more home runs. They also are 7-26 in games in which they have allowed five or more home runs.
There have been 1,251 games in which a team has hit five or more home runs, and that team has lost in only 128 of the games.
The last two times a team has hit five home runs and lost were in Rockies-Reds games. The Reds won on Sunday. The Rockies won at Coors Field Sept. 10 last season.
Cleveland has suffered a major league-leading 13 of those losses, Detroit has 11 and Cincinnati has 10. Arizona, Florida, Kansas City and Minnesota have never hit five home runs in a game and lost.
— Tracy Ringolsby