Dickerson homers thrice as Giants crush Rockies, pull into playoff position

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants’ historic 23-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Alex Dickerson homered three times—and very nearly hit a fourth—as the Giants pounded the Rockies and scored in every inning but the 9th. The 23 runs and 27 hits tied a San Francisco Giants record. The Giants got production up and down the lineup. They had three players with six runs batted in, which is the first time that’s ever happened since RBI became an official stat in 1920.

After the game, Brandon Crawford, who had hree hits including a three-run homer, credited the new hitting coaches for the team’s offensive success this year. The new staff was much maligned by fans and even some members on the media coming into the year, but they’ve clearly had a big impact on a team that’s now leading the majors in hits and is third in runs scored.

The Giants are now in playoff position, half a game ahead of the Rockies for the eighth and final postseason spot. With a win today, the Giants can gain some separation and would be at least a game ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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