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This Day in Rockies History
April 9th

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1993 Thanks to a four-run first inning sparked by Eric Young's leadoff home run, the Rockies defeat the Expos 11-4 for their first win ever. The crowd of 80,227 at Colorado's Mile High Stadium establishes a new major league Opening Day attendance record.
1998 In a 13-4 Rockies rout of the Reds, Ellis Burks hits two home runs at Coors Field. The homers give the Colorado outfielder four for the season, which accounts for all the hits the .154 batter has collected thus far this season.
2006 Cory Sullivan becomes the 11th player in big league history to hit two triples in the same inning, and the first since Gil Coan of the Senators accomplished the feat in 1951. The Colorado leadoff hitter's two seventh-inning three-baggers contribute to the Rockies' 10-4 win over the Padres.

2012 Joining Roy Oswalt, Barry Zito becomes only the second opposing pitcher to whitewash the Rockies at Coors Field, posting a 7-0 victory. The shutout is the Giants left-hander's first in 274 starts, the longest span in major league history without one.

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