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CarGo becomes first Rockie to reach McCovey Cove

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez's homer into McCovey Cove at AT&T Park on Saturday was the 90th of what the Giants call "Splash Hits," the 27th by an opponent. It also was the first by a Rockies player.

Gonzalez came close during the Rockies' earlier trip to San Francisco this season. That home run bounced into the cove. To count as a "Splash Hit," it has to land on the fly.

"I don't know, I guess it's cool," Gonzalez said. "A homer is a homer, it doesn't matter where you hit it. It's special to contribute to the team."

Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit 34 into the water.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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