Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies hit a one-out, game-winning, three-run home run to complete his first major-league cycle and give the Rockies a 7-5 victory against the San Francisco Giants.
Arenado is the fourth major leaguer to hit for the cycle during the 2017 season.
The Rockies’ Gold Glove third baseman tripled in the first inning, singled in the fourth and hit an RBI double in the sixth to get Colorado on the board. Arenado struck out to end the seventh inning, but he got one last chance and delivered with the game on the line.
Nolan Arenado reacts after hitting a walk off three run home run to complete the game.
The Giants wiped out a one-run deficit in the top of the ninth inning when Rockies reliever Jake McGee allowed a two-run homer to Hunter Pence and an RBI double to Brandon Crawford. Facing a 5-3 hole, the Rockies went to work on Giants closer Mark Melancon.
After a groundout to leadoff the inning, Raimel Tapia and Charlie Blackmon hit back-to-back singles before DJ LeMahieu ripped an RBI single to right to get the Rockies within 5-4. Then, after a visit to the mound, Arenado sent the first pitch he saw into the first row of seats in left field.
Arenado is having another stellar season at the plate, with a .299 batting average, .925 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, 15 home runs and 55 RBI for the National League West-leading Rockies.
source: USA Today
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