CINCINNATI -- Bronson Arroyo limited the NL's most prolific offense to four singles in eight innings, and Jay Bruce had a two-run homer among his three hits, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
The Reds have three shutouts in their last four games. They've blanked six of their last 21 opponents, tying them for the league lead with nine shutouts this season.
Arroyo (6-5) allowed only one runner to reach second base. Aroldis Chapman got his 15th save in 17 chances.
Colorado fell to 1-6 against Cincinnati over the last two seasons.
Two teams that have won their respective divisions three years in a row will meet Saturday night at Progressive Field for the second game of a three-game series that could be a potential preview of a postseason series.
We've seen historic rookies, a pitching revolution and more Billy Beane magic. As October looms, it's been a great year in baseball.
Right-hander Mike Fiers will look to continue his strong pitching at home while attempting to extend his dominance of the Minnesota Twins when he takes the mound for the Oakland Athletics on the middle day of a three-game series Saturday night.
While the long ball is getting all the attention for the Los Angeles Dodgers of late, they have also used an old reliable to get them in position to grab their sixth consecutive National League West title.
This spring, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black told his players they are good enough to win anywhere.
Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer, Freddy Galvis added a solo shot and the last-place San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Friday night.