Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) points to the crowd and is congratulated by Charlie Blackmon (19) after hitting a first inning two-run home run in Sunday's 12-0 win over the Washington Nationals. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
In a day full of enough possibilities and suspense, the Rockies took a lot of the drama away early in a 12-0 win over the Washington Nationals on the final day of the regular season.
The Rockies jumped on Nationals starter Erick Fredde in the first inning. Charlie Blackmon opened the inning with a triple into the right field corner. With two outs, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run home run.
Charlie Blackmon cranked a two-run home run to right in the third and the rout was on.
The Rockies added three more runs in the fifth inning on David Dahl's home run down the left field line.
Left-hander Tyler Anderson made that more than enough run support.
Anderson went seven-and-two-thirds scoreless innings and gave up four hits, walked three and struck out five.
Blackmon finished the afternoon by hitting for the cycle. After the triple in the first inning and hitting the home run (his 27th) in the third, Blackmon singled in the fifth inning and doubled in the eighth to finish off his first-ever cycle.
The Dodgers blanked the Giants, 15-0, in San Francisco.
The Rockies and Dodgers will play a tiebreaker game with the N.L. West title on the line on Monday at Dodger Stadium. Coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Jack Corrigan had the call of Charlie Blackmon's double in the eighth that finished off his cycle.
Check out the full KOA NewsRadio highlights of the game.
The moments right after Blackmon's double in the eighth inning that completed his cycle.
Just after the final out was recorded in the Rockies win.
The Rockies thank the fans after the game.
It's off to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers for the N.L. West title on Monday. Can't get any closer than this after 162 games!
And the N.L. playoff teams were really close. It's no wonder there are two tiebreaker games on Monday for the first time in Major League history.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies caught up with Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon after the game.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson.
Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder David Dahl.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday.
Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.