Colorado Rockies history: Andres Galarraga gets six hits in one game
In the top of the third inning, James Mouton led off the top of the third inning with a home run but Armando Reynoso held the scoring to just that.
The Rockies, however, teed off Doug Drabek as Mike Kingery led off the frame with a double. With one out, Larry Walker singled him in. Andres Galarraga came up for the second time of the night and he came through for a second time and delievered for a second time. This time, he hit a two-run home run to make it a 5-4 game. Two pitches later, Vinny Castilla homered to make it a 5-5 tie. Joe Girardi and Walt Weiss reached via a walk and a hit by pitch but nothing else came about.
Scoring resumed in the bottom of the fourth inning. The inning started with Kingery and Dante Bichette led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Two batters later, Galarraga came up for the third time and delievered for the third time. This time, it was an RBI single to make it a 6-5 lead. Two batters later, Girardi came up and got a two-run triple to make it an 8-5 game that knocked Drabek out of the game.
Tony Eusebio had an RBI single in the top of the fifth to make it an 8-6 game. No further scoring happened until the top of the sixth. Jeff Bagwell had a two-RBI single, Derek Bell had a RBI single, and Eusebio had a RBI single to make it a 10-8 Astros lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, Andres Galarraga led off the inning for his fourth at-bat and he recorded a single. Two batters later, Girardi had an infield single but Eusebio made a throwing error and it scored Galarraga from first. John Vander Wal came in to pinch hit for Steve Reed (who had come into the game to record the final out in the top of the inning) and Vander Wal came through with a RBI single to make it tied at 10 a piece.