Bourn, Weeks put brakes on roller-coaster ride

Bourn, Weeks put brakes on roller-coaster ride

DENVER -- Michael Bourn stood in front of his locker, wet and shivering, after sitting in an ice tub to ease his sore muscles following the D-backs' 10-9 win over the Rockies on Friday night.

Told by reporters that the game, at four hours and 30 minutes, was the longest nine-inning game in National League history, he was shocked.

"You're lying," Bourn said. "Whoo, if we made history, at least we got the win. That was the main thing. It was a battle by both teams, and we were able to come out on top."

The D-backs' roller-coaster ride finally ended on a high note thanks in large part to Bourn's single in the ninth inning -- which drove in what would prove to be the game-winning run -- and a leaping catch at the wall by Rickie Weeks Jr. that helped preserve the lead in the bottom of the ninth.

After the D-backs' bullpen allowed four runs in the eighth to give the Rockies a 9-8 lead, Yasmany Tomas tied things up with a one-out homer off Rockies closer Carlos Estevez.

Tomas' game-tying homer

One out later, with Jean Segura on third base, Bourn delivered a single to left to give Arizona the 10-9 advantage.

"[Estevez] throws hard, man," Bourn said. "I just tried to put the bat on the ball, basically. It was a pretty good pitch, I thought. I just tried to put the bat on the ball, and I was able to do that and bring Jean in."

But there were still three outs to get, and more drama to come.

With one out and runners on first and second, Nick Hundley sent a deep drive to left that looked like it might leave the ballpark. Weeks, though, made the catch at the wall to rob Hundley -- if not of a homer, then of at least a double.

Weeks Jr.'s spectacular catch

"You just hold your breath when the ball goes in the air," manager Chip Hale said. "It was unbelievable. To go in a game and go back in this big ballpark and make that play is phenomenal. Obviously, a game-saver. That's what it takes. It takes that when teams get on a roll. When you get hot and start playing well, you start making plays like that. It was a heck of a play."

Weeks was an infielder for most of his career before switching to the outfield last season, but he looked like a polished pro on Friday.

"I don't know," Weeks said when asked if he thought the ball would have gone over the fence. "I have no clue, to be honest with you. I haven't looked at the video or anything like that."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.