DENVER – Soon after 1:12 PM first pitch at Coors Field, it became apparent that Colorado would need to travel to Los Angeles for a one-game playoff in order to claim the National League West. But they would still need to win to force it.

In the process of getting to game 163, Tyler Anderson emerged as the third horse in the Rockies rotation and the offense exploded in a major way.

Charlie Blackmon provided his typical spark to get the offense going with a leadoff triple in the first, the 40th of his career, moving him into fourth in franchise history.

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