The slugger was mobbed at home plate by all of his teammates, with a frenetic sellout crowd showering him in MVP chants. "We got to win the ballgame". So the Rockies headed to the bottom half facing a 5-3 deficit.
Arenado's homer was part of a four-run ninth inning against Giants reliever Mark Melancon, who entered the ninth looking to preserve a 5-2 lead.
Rookie Kyle Freeland led the way in the latest solid pitching effort for the Rockies on Saturday, and Tony Wolters drove in a pair of runs. Prior to the home run to finish off the cycle, Arenado got a triple in the first inning, a single in the fourth and an RBI double in the sixth. It was his second walk-off home run in the majors, and the eighth cycle in club history.
Sure enough, Arenado crushed a walk-off homer, meaning he also hit for the cycle.
Nolan Arenado Completes Cycle vs. Giants with Walk-Off Home Run
Chatwood has allowed one run in each of his last three starts, but all three have come on the road and he has a 7.03 ERA in six outings at home.
The Rockies are 10-1 against the Giants this year and have beaten them nine straight times, their most consecutive wins against any National League West opponent.
RAYS 9, TIGERS 1: Logan Morrison homered twice and Steven Souza Jr. hit his first career grand slam as Tampa Bay won in Detroit to split a four-game series.
BLUE JAYS 7, WHITE SOX 3 Kendrys Morales and Russell Martin each hit home runs to help host Toronto beat Chicago.
Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (5-6, 4.57 ERA) opens a four-game series at Atlanta on Monday. Baltimore hit 10 home runs while winning two of three from the Cardinals to improve to.500 (34-34).
Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road
Police have not named the man arrested, but the van bears the logo and phone number for Pontyclun Van Hire in south Wales. He was later criticized after he launched a Twitter attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of that attack.