Helton's HR in 9th lifts Rockies over DiamondbacksApr 15, 2012 - 5:26 AM
The Colorado first baseman's two-out, two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Rockies to an 8-7 win over Arizona in a rain-soaked game that lasted almost five hours, including a pair of rain delays.
Helton's seventh career walkoff homer, a moon shot blast down the right-field line, simultaneously ended a comeback bid by Arizona, which has dropped the first two contests of this three-game set. It also ended the active consecutive saves streak, held by J.J. Putz (0-1). He saved 28 in a row entering Saturday.
Tyler Chatwood (1-0) recorded the win by tossing two innings of relief, allowing one run on two hits and one walk with three strikeouts.
Colorado won its second straight and third in its last four.
- ARIZONA: 7
Apr 15 12:58 AM
- Todd Helton two-out, two-run Home Run (1) to right scored Marco Scutaro to end the game.
Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 8 Bot 9, 2 OutsApr 15 12:57 AM
- Eric Young Jr. double to left scored Tyler Colvin. Runner on second with two out and Chris Nelson due up.
Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 6 Bot 8, 2 OutsApr 15 12:35 AM
- Gerardo Parra sacrifice bunt scored John McDonald. On the play, Wade Miley advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Justin Upton due up.
Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 5 Top 8, 1 OutApr 15 12:20 AM
- Pinch-Hitter Paul Goldschmidt sacrifice fly to right scored Justin Upton. On the play, Chris Young advances to second. Runner on second with two out and Aaron Hill due up.
Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 5 Top 7, 2 OutsApr 15 12:03 AM
- Wade Miley grounded out short to first. Runner on second with two out and Ryan Roberts due up.
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 5 Top 6, 2 OutsApr 14 11:39 PM
- Miguel Montero two-out, three-run Home Run (2) to center scored Ryan Roberts and Justin Upton. Chris Young due up.
Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 5 Top 5, 2 OutsApr 14 11:17 PM
- Jhoulys Chacin ground out short to first scored Jordan Pacheco. None on with two out and Marco Scutaro due up.
Diamondbacks 1, Rockies 5 Bot 4, 2 OutsApr 14 9:46 PM
- Michael Cuddyer single to first scored Dexter Fowler. On the play, Todd Helton advances to second. Runners on first and second with two out and Tyler Colvin due up.
Diamondbacks 1, Rockies 4 Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 14 9:32 PM
- Ramon Hernandez one-out, solo Home Run (2) to center. Jordan Pacheco due up.
Diamondbacks 1, Rockies 3 Bot 2, 1 OutApr 14 8:58 PM
- Tyler Colvin one-out, two-run Home Run (1) to right center scored Michael Cuddyer. Ramon Hernandez due up.
Diamondbacks 1, Rockies 2 Bot 2, 1 OutApr 14 8:56 PM
- Chris Young single to left scored Ryan Roberts. On the play, Gerardo Parra advances to second. Runners on first and second with two out and Lyle Overbay due up.
Diamondbacks 1, Rockies 0 Top 1, 2 OutsApr 14 8:36 PM
- ARIZONA: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Apr 14 8:27 PM
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