The Rockies’ Trevor Story’s milestone home run Friday night -- a seventh-inning, two-run shot that made him the fastest shortstop to 100 homers in history -- excited teammate Nolan Arenado so much that he celebrated by hitting his own homer, his second of the game.
“I was either going to hit another home run or probably strike out,” Arenado quipped.
Story’s own second homer didn’t need a follow-up. Career No. 101 was a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Rockies their third victory in four games, 8-6, over the Orioles at Coors Field.
Story’s century homer came in his 448th career game, faster than Alex Rodriguez (470 games) and Nomar Garciaparra (491). Hall of Famer Ernie Banks hit his 100th in his 500th game.