This game cannot be explained, but I am going to try my best to do so. The most important things happened in the ninth inning: Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run home run off of Rex Brothers after a 53-minute rain delay on the first pitch.
Clint Hurdle brought in Jason Grilli, who has been the team’s best reliever this season, to hold the game for the ninth inning. Wilin Rosario led off the inning by singling to left, and then Josh Rutledge failed miserably in an attempt to bunt him over. Jason Giambi pinch hit for Rex Brothers and hit a double to deep right-center field, moving Rosario to third, though he likely could have scored. Dexter Fowler hit a fly ball to center, allowing Rosario to tag up and score from third base.