Helton’s blast makes Rockies walk-off winners

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DENVER — Todd Helton brought a happy ending to a long, rainy night Saturday that seemed destined to end in a dismal finish for the Rockies.

Helton hit a two-run, walk-off homer with two outs off of D-backs closer J.J. Putz that gave the Rockies an 8-7 win. It was Helton’s first homer of the season, and gave the Rockies a victory in a game where they blew a four-run lead after rain halted play for one hour and 11 minutes after four innings.

When play resumed, it didn’t take long for the rain to return or for the Rockies to lose the lead, as the D-backs scored in four straight innings. But the Rockies, who led 5-1 after the fourth, scored a run in the eighth on a double by Eric Young Jr. to cut the D-Backs lead to 7-6, and set the stage for Helton’s theatrics.

“That is just one terrific at-bat in some really, really tough conditions,” manager Jim Tracy said of Helton, who also doubled home the winning run in the eighth inning on Friday when the Rockies won, 7-6. READ MORE>>>

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