‘ROCKTOBER’ REVISITED: Torrealba’s homer gives Rockies a commanding 3-0 lead in the NLCS

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In 2007, the Colorado Rockies finished the regular season by winning 14 of 15 games to leap from fourth place in the NL West into what would eventually become their first and only World Series appearance. Mile High Sports celebrates the anniversary of ‘Rocktober’ by recapping each game from each of those days ten years ago.

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October 14, 2007

ROCKIES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 1

On a frigid, rainy night in Denver, the Rockies returned to Coors Field in the hopes of continuing their winning streak. A sixth-inning home run by Yorvit Torrealba proved to be the difference-maker as the Rockies moved took a 3-0 stranglehold on the National League Championship Series.

A first-inning home run by left fielder Matt Holliday gave the Rockies an early lead, but Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds tied the game on a home run of his own in the fourth inning.

The Rockies’ half of the sixth inning opened up with a walk to first baseman Todd Helton and a single by right fielder Brad Hawpe. Torrealba hit a line-drive home run to score three and put the Rockies up 4-1.

Relievers Jeremy Affeldt, Brian Fuentes and closer Manny Corpas finished out the game for starter Josh Fogg, who went six innings, allowing one run on seven hits. Only one more hit was allowed between the three relievers, who again held the opposition scoreless.

The Rockies moved up to a 3-0 series lead over the Diamondbacks, giving them not only dominant control over the series, but a chance to sweep and move on to the World Series with a win over the Diamondbacks the following night.

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