The Los Angeles Dodgers took a 1-0 lead on Adrian Gonzalez’s first inning home run, then fell behind 2-1 in the top of the fifth only to score four runs and take a 5-2 lead into the sixth.
However, the Colorado Rockies slowly began chipping away and Ben Paulsen tied the game with a solo home run on Paco Rodriguez’s first pitch in the ninth inning. The game played into the 12th inning when Scott Van Slyke started a rally.
Van Slyke hit a one-out single to right field and moved into scoring position when Franklin Morales hit Tim Federowicz with a pitch. Van Slyke didn’t spend much time as he broke for third and got in safely:
With the pressure of the winning run standing only 90 feet away, Morales’ threw a wild pitch on his next offering to Miguel Rojas, which allowed Van Slyke to score: