The Colorado Rockies were involved in a typical Coors Field game on Thursday night, it just didn't take place the way they would expect it. After jumping out to a 9-1 lead, the Rockies allowed the San Francisco Giants to come back and tie it in the ninth, before walking off for a 10-9 victory. Raimel Tapia's RBI single won the game for the NL-West leaders, who allowed eight runs in the final three innings. No matter how they got there, it was the Rockies' 10th win in 14 games, improving to 43-26 on the season. Nolan Arenado had three doubles and four RBI, while D.J. LeMahieu contributed four hits to lead the offensive charge. The Giants' offense woke up late, including Buster Posey hitting his ninth home run of the season before leaving with an ankle injury. Nick Hundley took over for the rest of the game and hit a pinch-hit long ball in a five-run eighth inning. Gorkys Hernandez tied the game with a sacrifice fly off of Greg Holland, who blew his first save of the season. This was just the first of a four-game weekend series, which will continue on Friday night.
Cabrera Snaps HR Drought With Walk-Off Blast
While many speculate whether or not Miguel Cabrera has been battling through injuries this season, he put those questions to rest for at least one night. Cabrera hit his first home run since May 20th, a walk-off blast off of Tommy Hunter, for a 5-3 Detroit Tigers win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Justin Wilson earned his third win by throwing one scoreless inning after Francisco Rodriguez blew a 3-2 eighth-inning lead on a Steven Souza solo home run. Justin Verlander's impressive routing went to waste after the ace threw seven impressive innings and allowed just two runs on six hits. Verlander did walk five for a third time this season after not doing so once in the 2016 campaign. Victor and J.D. Martinez both drove in runs, while Detroit took the 3-2 lead on a Tampa Bay error in the seventh. The series will continue on Friday night at Comerica Park.
Sale's Dominant Outing Goes to Waste in Red Sox Loss
Chris Sale did his usual thing on Thursday night in Philadelphia, but the only problem was the fact that his offense did not. Boston went without a run, as the Phillies avoided a series sweep with a 1-0 win on their home field. Ty Kelly drove in a run with an RBI double in the eighth inning off of Sale for the only run needed in this contest. Sale allowed four runs in a complete game effort, which saw him strike out 10 batters. That number brings his season total to a major league-best 146, as it was his ninth double-digit strikeout game of the year, and 44th of his career. Pat Neshek got his second win after throwing one scoreless inning of relief, while Hector Norris earned his sixth save in seven tries. Rookie Nick Pivetta threw seven impressive innings in his seventh MLB start, as he struck out nine and allowed just four hits. The win is the Phillies first in nine interleague games this season, as they stay home to host the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend. The Red Sox head over to Houston with an intriguing showdown with the first-place Astros.