Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story reacts as he rounds third after hitting a three-run home run in the ninth inning of a 9-5 win over the Atlanta Braves an MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on Sunday, April 27. (Photo: Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies were thiiiiis close to losing to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Then the bats started to boom and before you know it, the Rockies had scored five runs in the top of the ninth and had rallied to defeat the Braves, 9-5.
With the Rockies trailing 5-4 to begin the top of the ninth, outfielder David Dahl opened the inning with a double off A.J. Minter, who then struck out Ryan McMahon and Raimel Tapia in succession.
With two out and one on, the Rockies got busy.
Ian Desmond and pinch-hitter Drew Butera both walked to load the bases.
Charlie Blackmon gave the Rockies a 6-5 lead with a two-run double.
Trevor Story then proceeded to crank out a three-run home run to left field and the Rockies had some breathing room. The home run extended Story's hitting streak to 15 games.
Reliever Bryan Shaw pitched two scoreless innings to get the win and get to 1-0.
The Rockies scored seven straight runs to close the game after the Braves chased starter Jon Gray in a three-run fifth inning that put them ahead 5-2.
The Rockies have won ten of their last 12 games and are now 13-14 overall.
They will go for the series sweep on Sunday, April 28. Coverage starts with Rockies Q&A at 10:05 a.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jack Corrigan had the call of Blackmon's double and Story's home run in the ninth inning.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with outfielder David Dahl after the win.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.