Rocktober 2007: Extra, Extra, Rockies Win

The Rockies had to work overtime — a 163rd game and a 13-inning game — but it was worth it. The Rockies finished their regular season with a 9-8, 13-inning victory against the Padres in a showdown for the NL wild-card spot. It was the final moment in a season-ending surge in which the Rockies won 14 of their final 15 games.

They built off that success to sweep the Phillies in three games in the NL Division Series, and the D-Backs in four games in the NLCS, but after a nine-day layoff they lost the momentum and were swept themselves by the Red Sox.

But like their season, the Rockies overcame the odds to win Game 163. The Padres took an 8-6 lead in the top of the 13th, and had closer supreme Trevor Hoffman to pitch the bottom of the 13th. Hoffman, however, only retired on batter in that inning, and that was Jamey Carroll when he delivered his game-winning sacrifice fly after Matt Holiday tripled home Troy Tulowitzki with the game-thing run.

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