Desmond's Walk-off HR Caps 4-3 Win Over Padres

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Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond celebrates on the base path after hitting a ninth inning 2-run walk off home run off of Kirby Yates of the San Diego Padres in the Rockies 4-3 win. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Through more than half of the season, the Colorado Rockies found it difficult to score runs in the late innings.

Now, they are regularly saving their best for last.

Ian Desmond hit a two-out, two-run, walk-off home run to give the Rockies a thrilling 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field.

The Rockies held the lead until the seventh when Jose Pirela's two-run single put San Diego up, 3-2.

In the ninth, Trevor Story reached on a one-out single and stole second. After Gerardo Parra struck out, Desmond deposited Kirby Yates' 1-1 pitch over the left-field wall and the Rockies had yet another walk-off win.


Check out the KOA NewsRadio highlights, including Jack Corrigan's call of Desmond dramatic home run.


After the win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Desmond.


Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland joined Andy LIndahl and Mike Rice on Lewis & Logan after the game on KOA NewsRadio.


Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday.


Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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