8:40 PM ET, July 6, 2010
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
DENVER -- Seth Smith struggled to remember what had just happened, it was all such a blur.The ninth inning began with the Colorado Rockies down six runs and ended with him rounding the bases and getting mobbed by his delirious teammates following a colossal comeback for the history books."Baseball's crazy, even stupid sometimes," Smith said after his three-run homer off Ryan Franklin with two outs in the ninth capped a nine-run rally Tuesday night that gave the Rockies a 12-9 win over the stunned St. Louis Cardinals.
Biggest Ninth-Inning Rallies in 2010
• 6 runs down -- Tuesday, the Rockies rallied from a 9-3 deficit with a nine-run bottom of the ninth. Seth Smith capped the rally with a three-run home run against Ryan Franklin.
• 6 runs down -- On May 20, the Braves rallied from a 9-3 deficit to beat the Reds 10-9. Brooks Conrad won the game with a walk-off grand slam.
• 5 runs down -- On June 19, the Twins rallied from five runs down in the ninth inning to beat the Phillies, tying the game on Joe Mauer's two-run, two-out home run. Both teams scored in the 10th, and then the Twins scored three runs in the 11th to win.
-- -- ESPN Stats & Information
Winn's ninth-inning error was his first in 254 games. ... Felipe Lopez also homered and drove in three runs for St. Louis and Gonzalez hit his 15th homer, a two-run shot in the second, for Colorado. ... The Rockies' previous best ninth-inning comeback was four runs, accomplished numerous times. ... Iannetta's homer was his fifth. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Regular Season Series
|3rd||F Lopez homered to left (408 feet), A Miles scored.||2||0|
|3rd||A Pujols doubled to left, C Rasmus scored.||3||0|
|3rd||C Gonzalez homered to left (427 feet), D Fowler scored.||3||2|
|4th||A Miles hit sacrifice fly to right, Y Molina scored, T Greene to third.||4||2|
|4th||F Lopez singled to center, T Greene scored.||5||2|
|5th||Y Molina singled to center, A Pujols scored, J Jay to second.||6||2|
|6th||M Holliday homered to left (418 feet), A Miles and A Pujols scored.||9||2|
|7th||C Iannetta grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, S Smith scored, I Stewart out at second.||9||3|
|9th||C Barmes walked, M Mora to second, M Olivo scored on passed ball.||9||4|
|9th||C Iannetta homered to left (412 feet), M Mora and C Barmes scored.||9||7|
|9th||C Gonzalez singled to deep right, D Fowler scored.||9||8|
|9th||J Giambi singled to deep right, C Gonzalez to second, C Gonzalez scored on error by right fielder R Winn.||9||9|
|9th||S Smith homered to right (373 feet), A Cook and M Olivo scored.||9||12|
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|Stadium||Coors Field, Denver, CO|
|Attendance||32,922 (65.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||81 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bill Hohn, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Paul Emmel|