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The Rockies rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning as on the seventh pitch of the at-bat, Garrett Atkins singled to center field off new reliever Jonathan Broxton on a 3-2 pitch to lead off the inning.
Ryan Spilborghs followed Atkins and he pulled the Rockies within one as he hit a huge home run to right-center field to make it 8-7 Dodgers.
The Rockies would come up in the bottom of the ninth down by that same score against Dodgers closer Takashi Saito.
Saito recorded the first two outs on eight pitches. However, on the first pitch to Matt Holliday, he singled to center field to keep the Rockies hopes alive.
Mr. Rockie, Todd Helton, came up to face Saito. He was buried in a 1-2 count…and he came through. He hit a long drive to right-center field and he had done it; he had just launched a two-run home run to walk it off for the Rockies by a score of 9-8.
The winning pitcher was Ryan Speier as he pitched the ninth inning. Saito notched the loss.
With the win, the Rockies tied the Dodgers for third place in the National League West. However, they were still 4 1/2 games back of the San Diego Padres for the National League Wild Card.
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