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Dramatic HR caps nightcap
Rockies 9, Dodgers 8
Todd Helton revels in the celebration at home plate. (David Zalubowski/AP)
 Helton's game-winner
Todd Helton enjoyed his second curtain call in a week, hitting a walk-off, two-run homer in the ninth off All-Star closer Takashi Saito. Matt Holliday, who went 4-for-5, including his 100th homer, kept hope alive with a two-out single and bailed out a 'pen that struggled to hold L.A. down.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (79-72)
Lost 3
Colorado 9, LA Dodgers 8   COL
Colorado (79-72)
Won 3
September 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
3 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0   8 13 0
Colorado
3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2   9 15 0
Standings thru 9/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  Rockies Stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5230002.293
Abreu, 2B5123002.267
Kemp, RF5021012.341
Gonzalez, LF5122001.280
  Saito, P0000000.000
Garciaparra, 3B5010003.280
Loney, 1B3111101.326
Martinez, SS4110003.194
Lieberthal, C2100100.230
  Martin, C1111000.296
Wells, P2000010.143
  a-Young, PH1000002.412
  Houlton, P0000000.000
  Proctor, P0000000.000
  Beimel, P0000000.000
  b-Sweeney, PH1000000.252
  Broxton, P0000000.000
  Ethier, LF0000000.287
Totals3981382216 

a-Flied out for Wells in the 6th. b-Flied out for Beimel in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kemp (9, Redman), Pierre (23, Julio).
3B: Abreu (1, Affeldt).
HR: Gonzalez (15, 1st inning off Redman, 1 on, 1 out), Loney (12, 6th inning off Herges, 0 on, 0 out), Martin (18, 8th inning off Julio, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre 4; Abreu 4; Kemp 3; Gonzalez 5; Garciaparra; Loney 4; Martinez; Martin 4.
RBI: Abreu 3 (13), Gonzalez 2 (66), Kemp (39), Loney (55), Martin (85).
2-out RBI: Abreu 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez 2; Kemp; Abreu.
GIDP: Loney.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lieberthal-Abreu, Abreu-Martinez-Loney).

 
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carroll, 2B3120000.221
  b-Koshansky, PH1000002.143
  Quintanilla, 2B1000000.234
Tulowitzki, SS5221021.295
Holliday, LF5243011.338
Helton, 1B5212002.314
Atkins, 3B4120000.292
Spilborghs, CF-RF4123000.300
Baker, RF3000012.230
  c-Sullivan, PH-CF1000000.319
Iannetta, C2010100.213
  d-Hawpe, PH1000010.276
  Speier, P0000000.000
Redman, P2000003.000
  Herges, P0000000.000
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
  a-Stewart, PH1010000.231
  Julio, P0000000.000
  e-Torrealba, PH-C1000010.258
Totals3991591611 

a-Singled for Affeldt in the 6th. b-Flied out for Carroll in the 6th. c-Grounded out for Baker in the 8th. d-Struck out for Iannetta in the 8th. e-Struck out for Julio in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Tulowitzki (28, Wells), Holliday (48, Wells), Spilborghs (12, Wells).
HR: Holliday (33, 5th inning off Wells, 1 on, 1 out), Spilborghs (11, 8th inning off Broxton, 1 on, 0 out), Helton (15, 9th inning off Saito, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Carroll 2; Tulowitzki 3; Holliday 8; Helton 4; Atkins 2; Spilborghs 6; Iannetta; Stewart.
RBI: Tulowitzki (87), Holliday 3 (126), Spilborghs 3 (49), Helton 2 (82).
2-out RBI: Helton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Redman 2; Koshansky.
GIDP: Helton.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Tulowitzki (6, 2nd base by Wells/Lieberthal).

FIELDING
DP: (Tulowitzki-Quintanilla-Helton).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells 5.08551115.40
Houlton (H, 2)1.02000103.80
Proctor (H, 16)0.11000103.54
Beimel (H, 14)0.20000003.98
Broxton (H, 32)1.02220212.77
Saito (BS, 4)(L, 1-1)0.22220111.49
 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redman 5.07441119.28
Herges (BS, 2)0.02331013.46
Affeldt 1.01000103.72
Julio 2.03110015.31
Speier (W, 1-1)1.00000003.95

Herges pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Balk: Redman.
IBB: Iannetta (by Wells).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 72-47, Houlton 19-13, Proctor 10-6, Beimel 6-3, Broxton 22-16, Saito 13-9, Redman 71-48, Herges 15-6, Affeldt 16-10, Julio 29-17, Speier 8-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 7-6, Houlton 0-2, Proctor 0-0, Beimel 2-0, Broxton 1-0, Saito 1-0, Redman 7-7, Herges 0-0, Affeldt 0-2, Julio 3-3, Speier 1-2.
Batters faced: Wells 23, Houlton 5, Proctor 2, Beimel 1, Broxton 5, Saito 4, Redman 23, Herges 3, Affeldt 4, Julio 8, Speier 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Beimel 1-0, Affeldt 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 23,271.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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