David John LeMahieu was just not going to let his team lose this one.

Looking at a 3-2 count with a runner at first down by one, having already given his team the lead twice earlier in the game—seemingly out of sheer will—he smashed a screaming line drive to left for a two-run home run, his eighth of the season, seven coming out on the road. Those were his fourth and fifth RBI in the game, a masterful performance to power the Colorado Rockies to a 9-8 victory over the San Francisco Giants in one of the wildest games of the season.

The Rockies took the lead in the first on a solo home run off the bat of Nolan Arenado who has become a kind of first-inning-home-run artist.

The lead didn’t last long, however, as the Giants swung the score in their favor in just two batters in the bottom of the second. Gray left fastballs up for Alen Hanson, who doubles, and Brandon Belt who homered into the bay to give San Francisco a 2-1 lead.

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Drew Creasman
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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. Follow Drew on Twitter - @DrewCreasman 

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