Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/11/14
Early this season, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Corey Dickerson was such a good hitter, "he could wake up and hit on Christmas morning." Well, Merry Christmas in May, Mr. Dickerson. The 24-year-old outfielder unwrapped the game of his burgeoning career Saturday night with two home runs, two doubles and four RBIs in the Rockies' 11-2 demolition of the Reds. It was Dickerson's first multihomer game of his major-league career. "This was probably the best game of my career so far, but it just shows the versatility of our team," Dickerson said. "It's good coming back from a loss last night. In fact, we had lost two in a row, so this was a good win." For the Rockies, there's no place like home — except for Great American Ball Park. Led by Dickerson and Charlie Blackmon at the top of the lineup, baseball's most explosive offense went ballistic on foreign turf, slamming five home runs to bring the team's major league-best total to 56. Blackmon finished a triple shy of the cycle and raised his batting average to a gaudy .355.
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