DETROIT — It took a trip out of town for the Rockies to find themselves during this strange and mostly painful season.
Rookie catcher Wilin Rosario chopped a two-run single to begin a record-setting eight-run 10th inning that led to a 12-4 victory over the Tigers on Friday night at Comerica Park, a triumph that halted the Rockies’ season-worst eight-game losing streak.
The eight 10th-inning runs, which included a three-run homer by Carlos Gonzalez and a solo shot by Michael Cuddyer, were the most the club had ever scored in extras. The Rockies’ previous high beyond the ninth was five in the 14th inning on Aug. 24, 2009, at home against the Giants.
Of the eight straight defeats, the last six came at Coors Field — normally a safe haven for the Rockies (25-38), even in rough years. But on Friday, in front of a sellout crowd of 41,878, the Rockies knocked 16 hits, a season high for a road game.
“It’s good to get that stigma off our back, that’s for sure,” manager Jim Tracy said. READ MORE>>>