Alex Dickerson’s three home runs lead Giants’ historic offensive explosion

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DENVER – Alex Dickerson hit three home runs and tied a career-high with six RBIs, highlighting one of the greatest offensive shows of all time at Coors Field as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 23-5 Tuesday.Brandon Crawford and Donovan Solano also ended the night with six RBIs, marking the first time in MLB history that three players each had six RBIs in a game.

“It was hands down the best game I’ve ever had in my life,” said Dickerson, who narrowly missed a fourth homerun in his ninth inning batting final but was content with a double of 414 feet which reached the warning. track in the center.

“I don’t think I’ve seen so many balls shot by one player in a single game,” said Crawford, who also hit a homerun among his three hits. “I thought he had the latter too. That would have been pretty cool.

Dickerson finished with 16 goals overall (three homers, two doubles), tying the Giants franchise record set by Willie Mays on April 30, 1961 at the Milwaukee Braves. He is the 15th player in MLB history, and only the 12th since 1901, to have five more hits in a game, according to the Elias Athletic Bureau.

“It’s an amazing company,” Dickerson said. ” Things [Mays] has done in his career and everything he wants to say in San Francisco even to be mentioned in the same breath as him is an incredible honor. ”

Solano also had four hits, and Brandon Belt and Joey Bart had three hits apiece as the Giants had 27 hits and scored in every inning except the ninth, winning for the 10th time in 13 games.

The Giants hit 0.519 (27 for 52) overnight, their best batting average in a game since July 25, 1961.

The Giants’ 27 hits are the most important in an NL team game in over 20 seasons. The most recent NL team with more than 26 hits in a game was the Cincinnati Reds, who had 28 on May 19, 1999 at Coors Field.

“There have been a lot of good performances to come from top to bottom in the lineup,” said Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

The 23 innings were the third most allowed by the Rockies in team history. The Chicago Cubs scored 26 goals against Colorado on Aug. 18, 1995, and the Reds scored 24 in the 1999 game. The Giants’ 27 hits were the second most allowed by the Rockies, tying the game’s total of hits. Cubs in the 1995 game.

There have been three games in which an NL team have had at least 27 hits since the Rockies’ first season in 1993. All three have come to Coors Field.

“We have to circle the cars around here a bit,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “With the throw, we had a few tough nights on the mound, coinciding with a few tough nights at home plate. It’s a bad combination. We have to put the two together, that’s for sure. ”

Giants starter Kevin Gausman (2-2) made five innings and conceded two hits and two runs, both on solo homers from Garrett Hampson.

Receiver Drew Butera pitched the last two innings for the Rockies. It was the seventh career pitcher appearance for the post player and his first since 2018, when he was a member of the Kansas City Royals.

Dickerson sparked his display of power – the first multihomer game of his career – with an imposing first-inning solo shot that landed in the third bridge overlooking right field. The 480-foot haul off Jon Gray (2-4) was the longest home run by a Giants player since at least 2015.

He followed with a two-run practice in the second inning and a three-run homerun to Jairo Diaz in the sixth inning for the Giants’ seven-run, their biggest of the night. Crawford also had a three-run homer in the sixth.

Dickerson doubled up and scored between his last two home runs, drew in the eighth and doubled up to the Butera center field warning track in the ninth.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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