On this date in 1999, the Colorado Rockies became the tenth major league team to score in all nine innings of a game. Seven of these games were in the National League and three in the American Association, but no AL team has managed to pull it off.
The Cubs almost got out of the first inning scoreless, but third baseman Gary Gaetti made a two-out error on a ball hit by Vinny Castilla to let a run in. Cubs starter Terry Mulholland had retired the first two batters before giving up hits to Larry Walker and Dante Bichette.
The Rockies had close calls again on getting shut out in an inning in the fourth, when Chris Sexton got a two-out hit to score Neifi Perez and again in the sixth when Richie Barker threw a wild pitch with two outs to let Sexton score from third.
Sexton hit a 2-out, 2-run homer in the seventh and then in the ninth with the Rockies already up 11-6, Brad Woodall gave up a leadoff single to Mike Lansing. Larry Walker followed up with a force out and moved up to second on a wild pitch. Bichette walked, but Castilla grounded out. This brought up Todd Helton (who had not started the game and was batting sixth) and he hit a grounder to Mark Grace at first. But Grace couldn't handle it and two more runs came in on the error. The Rockies won 13-6.
And the score by innings for the Rockies read 111 121 222.