The Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-5, thanks to a three-run walk-off homer by Jason Giambi, but that only came after the team blew a two-run lead in the top of the ninth inning. The Rockies bullpen actually blew the team's lead twice in the final two innings, but the offense came through with enough firepower in the end.
After leading 2-1 going into the eighth inning, Matt Belisle and Rex Brothers gave up one run apiece in that frame to put L.A. ahead 3-2. The Rockies responded in the bottom of the eighth inning with three runs, taking a 5-3 lead, but closer Rafael Betancourt blew the save on a two-run double by Dee Gordon.
Moving to the in the bottom of the ninth, Dodgers reliever Jamey Wright had some issues with command early in the inning, walking the first two guys to came up to the plate. Those mistakes put Rockies in a position to put the game away without doing much. After a sacrifice by Jonathan Herrera, the Dodgers pulled Wright in favor of lefty Scott Elbert, who promptly gave up the walk-off shot to Giambi.
Carlos Gonzalez was the star for Colorado on Wednesday, hitting two homers off reigning NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, including a key two-run bomb in the eighth inning. Matt Kemp was 1-for-2 with a single and three walks, including two of the intentional variety.