Sports - Colorado Rockies

Apr 26, 2011 11:54 PM by Lee Douglas

Helton homers twice as Rox edge Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Todd Helton hit two home runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 Tuesday night.

Jorge De La Rosa (4-0) allowed one earned run in seven innings and Huston Street gave up a solo homer to Alfonso Soriano leading off the ninth before closing out the Cubs for his ninth straight save to start the season.

It was the 27th career multihomer game for Helton and his first since Aug. 7, 2007. against Milwaukee.

James Russell (1-3) gave up four runs, five hits and four walks in four innings.

Ty Wigginton had three hits for Colorado, including a homer and a double. Troy Tulowitzki added two hits and an RBI double in the third.

At 16-7, the Rockies have the best 23-game start in team history.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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