Dickerson leads way as Giants’ rout makes history

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DENVER — Alex Dickerson hit three home runs and matched a career high with six RBI, highlighting one of the biggest offensive shows ever at Coors Field as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 23-5 on Tuesday night.

Brandon Crawford also homered among his three hits and had six RBI, and Donovan Solano had four hits and six RBI. Brandon Belt and Joey Bart added three hits apiece as the Giants collected 27 hits overall and scored in every inning except the ninth in winning for the 10th time in 13 games.

This was the first game in MLB history since RBIs became an official stat in 1920 to have three players with six RBIs apiece, let alone all three of them be on the same team according ESPN Stats & Information.

The 23 runs were the third-most allowed by the Rockies in team history. The Chicago Cubs scored 26 against Colorado on Aug. 18, 1995, and the Cincinnati Reds scored 24 on May 19, 1999. The 27 hits by the Giants were the second most ever allowed by the Rockies, matching the Cubs’ hit total in the 1995 game.

Giants starter Kevin Gausman (2-2) went five innings and allowed two hits and two runs, both on solo home runs by Garrett Hampson.

Catcher Drew Butera pitched the last two innings for the Rockies. It was the seventh career pitching appearance for the position player and the first since 2018 as a member of the Kansas City Royals.

Dickerson touched off his power display — the first multihomer game of his career — with a towering first-inning solo shot that landed in the third deck overlooking right field. The 480-foot drive off Jon Gray (2-4) was longest home run by a Giants player since at least 2015.

He followed with a two-run drive in the second inning and a three-run homer off Jairo Diaz in the Giants’ seven-run sixth inning, their biggest of the night. Crawford also had a three-run homer in the sixth.

Dickerson doubled and scored in between his last two homers, drew a walk in the eighth inning, and doubled to the center field warning track off Butera in the ninth, becoming the 15th player in MLB history, and just the 12th since 1901, to have five extra-base hits in a game.

Dickerson’s 16 total bases ties him with Willie Mays for the most by a Giant in a single game, with Mays doing so on April 30, 1961 against the Milwaukee Braves.

The Giants hit .519 (27-52), their best batting average in a game since July 25, 1961, their 27 hits the most in a game by a National League team in more than 20 season. The last NL team with more than 26 hits in a game was the Reds, who had 28 on May 19, 1999 at Colorado.

Since Colorado’s first season in 1993, three have been three games in which an NL team has had at least 27 hits and all three have come at Coors Field.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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