Colorado Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu hits a go-ahead, two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning of the Rockies 9-8 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thusday. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
It was a win the Colorado Rockies had to have.
But it wasn't easy.
In a back-and-forth affair, the Rockies pulled out a 9-8 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday at AT&T Park and snapped their nine-game losing streak against N.L. West teams.
LeMahieu finished 3-4 with five RBIs. Nolan Arenado hit his 19th home run of the season and Ian Desmond drove in a pair of runs.
The win marked the first time this year the Rockies won a game in which they trailed heading to the ninth inning. They had been 0-37 in such a situation.
The Rockies head to Los Angeles to start a three-game series against the Dodgers on Friday night. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Postgame comments from second baseman D.J. LeMahieu.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.