DENVER - SEPTEMBER 09: Chris Nelson #10 of the Colorado Rockies is welcomed back to the dugout after stealing home to score the game winning run against pitcher Nick Masset of the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning at Coors Field on September 9 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Reds 6-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Chris Nelson Steals Home, Rockies Rally Past Reds In Dramatic Fashion

Chris Nelson stole home in the eighth inning to help the Colorado Rockies completed a four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 6-5 comeback win. Check out more at Purple Row and Red Reporter.

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VIDEO: Chris Nelson Steals Home, Gives Rockies The Lead

The 25 year old Chris Nelson has stolen 72 bases over his seven-year minor league career, but he came into action on Thursday looking for his first in the bigs. I'd say this is a pretty good way to make an instant impression.



Nelson turned a 5-5 game into a 6-5 lead, a lead closer Huston Street would nail down an inning later as the Rockies swept the Reds to remain white-hot.

Nelson is the 15th runner in Rockies history to steal home, but I'm guessing not one of them made it look so darn easy. Interestingly enough, it wasn't even supposed to happen this way; according to Nelson, he scored on what was a busted squeeze.

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