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Angel Pagan hit an inside-the-park homer with a runner aboard in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Troy Tulowitzki led off the 10th with his 10th home run to put the Rockies ahead 5-4.
Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt (1-2) walked Brandon Crawford to open the bottom half. Guillermo Quiroz sacrificed before Pagan sent a drive that bounced at the base of the right-center fence and got away from Michael Cuddyer.
The speedy Pagan raced around the bases and slid home well ahead of the tag.
It was Betancourt's first blown save in 11 chances this season.
Carlos Gonzalez homered among his three hits and drove in two runs for the Rockies. Cuddyer and Jordan Pacheco also drove in runs.
Buster Posey had three hits and scored twice for the Giants, who ended a four-game slide against the Rockies. Hunter Pence, Andres Torres and Marco Scutaro each drove in runs. Crawford and Pablo Sandoval had two hits apiece.
Giants closer Sergio Romo (3-2) gave up Tulowitzki's homer.
Rockies starter Juan Nicasio went five-plus innings, allowing two runs and seven hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Barry Zito lasted six innings, giving up four runs and seven hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the bottom of the eighth by plate umpire Alfonso Marquez for arguing a call at third base after Scutaro appeared to dodge Nolan Arenado's tag on a throw from the outfield.
Marquez called Brandon Belt out at home on a close play in the seventh.
Pence's RBI double in the sixth ended San Francisco's 24-inning scoreless streak against Colorado pitching. Crawford's sacrifice fly and Scutaro's bases-loaded walk brought the Giants within 4-3.
Torres tied the game with a double in the seventh.
Dexter Fowler opened the game with a double and, one out later, Gonzalez hit the first pitch into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field wall.
The Rockies added a pair of runs in the fourth on consecutive doubles from Tulowitzki and Cuddyer, and a one-out single by Pacheco.
Cuddyer has three hits - all for extra bases - and four RBIs in his two games back from the disabled list.
The Giants loaded the bases in the first inning but failed to score. Nicasio retired 13 of his next 16 hitters, twice stranding runners in scoring position.
NOTES: Gonzalez became the first Rockies player to record a ''splash hit'' into McCovey Cove. It was the 27th splash hit by an opponent and the 90th overall since the ballpark opened in 2000. ... The Giants played their major league-leading ninth extra-inning game. ... Centerplate, Inc. concession workers went on a one-day strike, picketing in front of the ballpark. Concessions were staffed by management and others. ... Bochy said a decision on Tuesday's starter, to replace injured RHP Ryan Vogelsong, will be made by Sunday. ... Rockies RHP Jon Garland (3-5, 5.19 ERA) pitches Sunday's series finale. He last faced the Giants on Sept. 9, 2010. ... Tulowitzki extended his hitting streak to 10 games. ... RHP Matt Cain (3-2, 5.12) starts Sunday for the Giants. He will be facing the Rockies for the 30th time.
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On Saturday, Angel Pagan of the Giants hit perhaps the greatest walkoff of the season. With San Francisco trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the tenth following a Troy Tulowitzki homer in the top of the inning, Brandon Crawford led off with a walk against Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt. Quillermo Quiroz bunted Crawford over to second to bring up Pagan, who hit a deep fly ball off the...
A walkoff home run is not unusual in major league baseball. A walkoff inside-the-park home run, however, is extremely rare.
However, San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was able to pull off Saturday night. With one on and one out in the bottom of the tenth, down 5-4 at home to the Colorado Rockies, Pagan hit a fly ball to deep right center at AT&T Park that he...
After one of the most stunning walk-off home runs in recent memory, Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is out of the lineup today with a knee injury. San Jose Mercury beat writer Alex Pavlovic noted that Pagan entered the clubhouse with a slight limp and was applying ice to his knee. This comes one day after Pagan’s inside-the-park home run completed a 10-inning defeat of the Colorado...
In the tenth inning of Saturday’s game against the Rockies, San Francisco Giants’ center fielder Angel Pagan had the first walk-off inside-the-park home run since 2004.
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The San Francisco Giants held center fielder Angel Pagan out
of yesterday’s lineup with a hamstring injury, according to Willie Bans of
Pagan suffered the injury during Saturday’s contest against
the Colorado Rockies, a game he ended with his walk-off inside-the-park home
run. Amazingly, Pagan suffered the injury before his walk-off.
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Well this definitely not something you see everyday.
In the bottom of the 1oth inning of Saturday’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies, with the defending champions trailing by a run and a man on second base, center fielder Angel Pagan, clobbered a 0-1 pitch to the deepest part of AT&T Park, to draw his team level and then decided to end the game...
Angel Pagan slides into a jumping gang of San Francisco Giants.
The San Francisco Giants came back against the Colorado Rockies by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 10th against Rafael Betancourt. Scoring 2 runs for a come back win isn’t that rare. Hitting a 2 run home run to walk off is a but rarer. But hitting a 2 run inside the parl home run to walk off. You don’t...
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Straight hustlin’. Needless to say, that’s Pagan’s first career inside-the-park walk-off. He has three career inside-the-parkers and two career walk-off home runs.
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After the most incredible play in recent memory, Angel Pagan will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury. The center fielder was shaken up after hitting a walk-off two-run inside-the-park home run in Saturday’s game against Colorado. I don’t think the “-” button on my laptop will ever be the same.
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The inside the park HR is one of the most exciting plays in baseball, especially when it’s a walk off 2 run homer and your team is down 1 run. Amazing play congrats Angel Pagan!
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There probably isn’t a more thrilling way to win a baseball game than a walk-off home run.
Angel Pagan did just that for the San Fransisco Giants on Saturday — and he upped the excitement ante. In the bottom of the tenth inning against the Rockies, the Giants rallied to end the game at AT&T Park. With a runner on base, Pagan nailed a drive that sent the ball caroming off...
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Home Run of the Day: Angel Pagan, San Francisco Giants - 14.73 seconds [video]
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