Jul 17, 2010 11:41 PM by Jordan Mason

Volquez wins in return, Reds beat Rockies 8-1

CINCINNATI (AP) - Edinson Volquez gave a throwback performance in his return from elbow surgery, allowing only three hits over six innings Saturday night, and the Cincinnati Reds cracked four homers for an 8-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Volquez (1-0) made it back ahead of schedule from surgery last Aug. 3 to rebuild his right elbow. The Reds' former ace pitched like one, striking out nine while hitting 95 mph with his fastball.

He dominated a matchup of starters returning from injury.

Drew Stubbs homered in his first two at-bats against left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (3-2), who was hit hard in his second outing since he recovered from a torn tendon in his left middle finger. Brandon Phillips added a three-run shot, and Jonny Gomes homered off Jhoulys Chacin.

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