Colorado needed to win to maintain a tie with the Dodgers, who defeated the Giants, 15-0, atop the National League West. The two results mean the Rockies and Los Angeles will meet in a Game 163 to determine the division title and second NL Wild Card today (2 p.m. MT on ESPN). But Blackmon paid no attention to the scoreboard numbers telling the story from San Francisco.
"I didn't look until I came out of the game, because I didn't want that to affect me," Blackmon said. "I felt it was really important for us to win, take care of our business. We'll worry about that later."
Blackmon lashed a triple in the first inning and homered for two runs in the third off Nats starter Erick Fedde. Blackmon added a fifth-inning infield single off Tim Collins, and completed the cycle with his double before being replaced by Raimel Tapia.