Posted: Aug 23, 2010 11:02 PM
DENVER (AP) - Todd Helton's first four-hit game in more than a year included the tiebreaking RBI single off Jonny Venters in the eighth inning Monday night that lifted the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Helton singled over second base to score Carlos Gonzalez from second and make a winner of reliever Rafael Betancourt (4-1), who gave up the tying run in the top of the eighth.
Huston Street got the final three outs for his 11th save in 15 chances.
Venters fell to 4-1.
Helton, who has started to break out of a season-long slump this month, hadn't had a four-hit game since July 16, 2009, against San Diego. He's hitting .308 (16-for-52) since coming off the DL on Aug. 3.
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