In typical Coors Field fashion, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers traded runs in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning behind Kiké Hernandez’s solo home run and led 3-0 before the Rockies managed to get on the board.
On a night where Zack Greinke didn’t have his best stuff, allowing five runs on 10 hits in six innings, the Dodgers battled back from an 8-5 deficit in a dramatic ninth inning. It began with an Alberto Callspo leadoff single, which was followed by consecutive base hits by Jimmy Rollins and Chris Heisey to load the bases with no outs.
Rafael Betancourt then appeared to settle in as he struck out Justin Turner on a check-swing and got Joc Pederson to foul out on the first pitch; Pederson had previously hit his fourth home run in as many games and first Major-League triple, which tied the game in the seventh.
Betancourt then had Alex Guerrero and the Dodgers down to their final strike before Guerrero hit his first career grand slam to dead center field, just out of Charlie Blackmon’s reach. The home run was Guerrero’s 10th of the season and lifted the Dodgers to a dramatic come-from-behind win.