November 29, 2021

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Sam Hilliard’s emotional home run brings tears as Rockies beat Nationals – The Denver Post

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Sometimes, there is crying in baseball. And the game is better off for it.

Friday night at Nationals Park, Rockies outfielder Sam Hilliard hit a two-out, two-run homer in the sixth inning to put his team ahead, 7-6. After returning to the dugout, Hilliard, in tears, left his teammates for a few minutes. When he took his spot in left field, the tears were still flowing.

Then Hilliard, poetically, also scored the winning run in the ninth in Colorado’s multi-rally, 9-8 victory. Elias Diaz led off with a solo homer, tying the game, 8-8. Then Hilliard singled to right, stole second, advanced to third on Garrett Hampson’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Brendan Rodgers’ single to left.

It’s been an emotional and poignant week for Hilliard.

On Sunday, Hilliard’s father, Jim, passed…

Patrick Saunders

2021-09-17 21:33:56

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