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Rockies end Crew’s hope of winning season

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Associated Press
October 1, 2009
— Todd Helton, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each hit a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies moved closer to a playoff spot with a 10-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

The Rockies extended their NL wild-card lead to four games over Atlanta with four to play. The Braves lost 5-4 to the Florida Marlins earlier in the night.


Meanwhile, the Brewers lost their 81st game of the season, failing to extend their streak of winning seasons to three. The Brewers concluded the series here with an afternoon game today and finish the season with three games in St. Louis.


Colorado also is creeping closer to the Dodgers, who lost to San Diego, 5-0, and are 2˝ games ahead of Colorado for the lead in the NL West. The Rockies finish the season with three games in Los Angeles.


Prince Fielder’s drive in the second was his 44th of the season. He now has 138 RBIs, keeping him tied with Ryan Howard for the major league lead. Fielder is attempting to become the second Brewers player to lead the majors in RBIs, joining Cecil Cooper.


Braun had two hits and needs just four to become the fourth player in team history to reach 200 for the year.


Jason Hammel (10-8) is making a case for a postseason rotation spot should the Rockies make it.


The right-hander worked his way out of a sticky situation in the fifth, when he had runners on first and second and Fielder coming to the plate.


Hammel struck out Fielder before getting some defensive help from left fielder Seth Smith. With McGehee’s liner twisting in the wind, Smith ran back and hauled it in.


just before crashing against the wall. He then wheeled and threw a strike to Tulowitzki, who lobbed the ball over to Helton to double-up Ryan Braun and end the threat.


Suppan was hit hard for a second straight outing, giving up eight runs and 10 hits in six innings.


Prince Fielder’s drive in the second was his 44th of the season. He now has 138 RBIs, keeping him tied with Ryan Howard for the major league lead. Fielder is attempting to become the second Brewers player to lead the majors in RBIs, joining Cecil Cooper.


Braun had two hits and needs just four to become the fourth player in team history to reach 200 for the year.



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