Norton tied a Rockies' record with his fifth straight pinch hit and came through with his second homer of the season off the bench.
"Norton is hot," Rockies manager
said. "He is just flat-out hot."
"If I got the record for pinch hits and I helped the team win, that's great," Norton added. "As far as me going home and calling my wife and saying, 'Honey, I got the pinch-hit record for the Rockies', that's not something I'm going to do. That's my role and I'm just trying to come through when I can."
After Norton hit a 2-2 pitch from
(2-1) over the right field fence to tie the game, 6-6, the Rockies took advantage of the reliever's wildness as he walked in two runs.
"This guy (Estrella) has been lights out from our understanding but when Norton hit that ball, it seemed like it rattled the furniture on him a little bit," Hurdle said. "I don't know if it did or not."