Blackmon's game-winner came on a 3-1 pitch from Colin McHugh, and could have very well made up for a costly error from Tuesday night. A throwing error from the outfielder in the 10th inning opened the flood gates for Houston to score six times in extras for an 8-2 win. Just 24 hours later, the All-Star connected for his 20th home run of the season and second career game-ending hit. His explanation? "That's the beauty of baseball."
The Astros' only source of offense came on an RBI double from Jose Altuve, who would then leave the game in the fifth inning with discomfort in his right knee. Alex Bregman seemed to have hit a triple to left field in the sixth inning, which Rockies manager Bud Black challenged for fan interference. Bregman was then called out due to the ball deflecting off of a fan's glove, which changed its direction. After the game, the Astros third baseman stated "it's horrible."
McHugh suffered his first loss of the year after giving up the winner to Blackmon, while Wade Davis worked one scoreless inning for his first victory.
Carlos Gonzalez also went deep for the 12th time this season for the Rockies, as both starting pitchers were on their game on this night. Gray allowed two runs, just one earned, and just one hit on the night. Meanwhile, Charlie Morton lasted six innings and surrendered one run on four hits.
Houston will return home to host the Texas Rangers this weekend, while the Rockies stay home to battle the Oakland Athletics.