The San Francisco Giants found themselves in a high-scoring game that bordered on a home run hitting contest against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field Wednesday afternoon.
In a game that contained 30 hits and seven home runs, the two teams entered the 11th inning with score tied 8-8. With the bases loaded back-up catcher Hector Sanchez came up to bat against Colorado relief pitcher Chad Bettis. Sanchez left the yard in dramatic fashion, with a go-ahead grand slam.
The Giants were able to avoid a three-game sweep with the win. Interestingly enough, this high-scoring affair (12-10 final score) came on the heels of a rare 2-1 game at Coors Field. As for Sanchez, this dramatic shot was his first home run of the season and the 7th of his young career.
The Rockies knew that any player was a candidate to go deep on this day, but odds are they did not think Sanchez was a risk to put them away in extra innings.
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