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The Giants have been on both sides of dozens of blowouts at Coors Field. They've never seen a night like this one. 

Alex Dickerson homered three times and tied Willie Mays' franchise record with 16 total bases, leading the way in an absolute demolition of the Rockies. The Giants won 23-5, tying the San Francisco record for runs in a game and picking up 27 hits for the first time since 1990. 

Dickerson, Brandon Crawford and Donovan Solano became the first trio in MLB history to each drive in six runs. It was a night for everyone to pad the stats, which made the end of it so amazing.

The only inning in which the Giants didn't score was the ninth, when the Rockies had catcher Drew Butera on the mound. 

Here are three things to know from one of the greatest offensive explosions in MLB history, aka the Alex Dickerson Show ....

Dick! Dick! Dick!

Dickerson felt like his swing was coming around over the weekend in Arizona, and he homered in the finale on Sunday. Man, was he right about locking it in. 

Dickerson hit a 480-foot homer in his first at-bat that was the longest by a Giant since Statcast started tracking in 2015. He put one into the Rockies bullpen in the second inning to get his first career multi-hit game and become the first Giant to homer in each of the first two innings since Stan Javier in 1999. Dickerson doubled the next time up.

In the fifth, Dickerson struck out. Congratulations to Antonio Santos, the pitcher that inning.  Dickerson got back up in the sixth and went the opposite way, sneaking one just over the wall in left.

 

The three-homer game was the second by a Giant in the last five seasons. Mike Yastrzemski did it last year in Arizona. He got walked in the eighth and got one last shot in the ninth, coming up a few feet short of joining Mays as the only Giants with four homers in a game. 

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By the sixth inning, Dickerson became the first Giant since Barry Bonds in 2002 to get four extra-base hits in a game. Naturally, Bonds also did it at Coors Field, homering three times and hitting a double. 

With his double in the ninth, Dickerson set the franchise record for extra-base hits (5) in a game and got to 16 total bases. Mays is the only other Giant to ever do that, and he naturally set that mark in his four-homer game. 

Dickerson's double in the ninth went 414 feet, but Coors Field, a hitters park in so many ways, is brutal in the left-center alley. The double would have been a homer in 29 other parks. 

Credit the Pitcher, Too

There were a lot of Giants who padded the stats on this night, but give some credit to their starter for keeping the Rockies in check. Kevin Gausman spent a lot of time on the dugout bench as the Giants had long innings at the plate, but he went five innings, allowing just a pair of runs, both of which came on Garrett Hampson homers. 

Gausman grew up just a few minutes from Coors Field and used to attend Rockies games growing up. He had to wait until earlier this season to finally pitch there as a big leaguer, but the Giants lost that game 5-2. On this night, there was a lot more support.