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DENVER -- Nearing the end of what could be his final season, Todd Helton showed hes still far from done. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-alex-light-jersey-large-8-1712r.html]Alex Light Jersey[/url] . Helton, who turned 40 this month, homered twice and matched a decade-old career high with six RBIs to power the Colorado Rockies past the Cincinnati Reds 9-6 on Friday night. "Two-homer games, six RBIs, that doesnt happen too often nowadays," said Helton, who has hinted at the possibility of retirement but has yet to formally announce his plans. "Ive got to take it all in and enjoy it." Jorge De La Rosa pitched six effective innings for his 15th win. Heltons 28th career multihomer game and first since 2011 left him one hit shy of 2,500. "Hes a very special player and its a blessing to play with guys like that," De La Rosa said. The first of Heltons two three-run homers came in the fourth off Bronson Arroyo (13-10), roughed up for six runs and nine hits over 3 1-3 innings in his shortest outing of the season. He issued a one-out walk in the first, ending a 30-inning string without one, and had his four-game winning streak snapped. Helton homered again in the seventh off reliever Logan Ondrusek, his 11th of the season. "The old guy can still do it. This was a special night for Todd and everyone who was here to see it," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. Both times, Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario hit successive singles to set the table for Helton, who also had six RBIs against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 29, 2003. "Ive seen him do a lot of damage," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He may not be as quick, or this or that, back might be bothering him. Hes a smart hitter, plus we made some mistakes, especially the last one. It was down the middle of the plate." Tulowitzki singled and Rosario doubled to put runners at second and third in the eighth when Helton, given a rousing ovation by the crowd, came up for his final at-bat. He worked the count full, fouling off a couple of pitches from newly recalled reliever Zach Duke before finally striking out. Helton said he appreciated the warm reception and acknowledged he thought about hitting one more out of the park. "I was thinking three three-run homers in a game would have been really cool," Helton said with a smile. "It didnt work out, but thats all right. We can save it for another day." De La Rosa (15-6) allowed three runs and eight hits to win his fifth consecutive start. He improved to 9-1 with a 2.73 ERA in 13 home starts this season. The Rockies were trailing 2-1 when Tulowitzki and Rosario singled to start the fourth. Helton followed by driving Arroyos offering into the seats in the second deck above the right-field scoreboard. "Even in his older years, hes still quick enough to get to the ball on the inner half sometimes, and you can see his wheels turning," Arroyo said. "Sometimes he can guess right. And hes been a guy over the years thats definitely been a challenge for me to get out. It was a 1-0 changeup. He could have popped up to short but he squared it up, broke the game open a bit." Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon followed with singles and both scored when Charlie Culbersons line-drive double to left sailed over the head of Ryan Ludwick, who appeared to misjudge the flight of the ball. Arroyo retired De La Rosa on a grounder for the first out of the inning and was relieved by Alfredo Simon. The Rockies also touched up Arroyo for a run in the first when rookie Corey Dickerson led off with a triple and scored on D.J. LeMahieus double. The Reds tied it in the second on the first of Ryan Hanigans two RBI singles. He also singled home Todd Frazier, aboard on a leadoff double, in the fourth. Ludwick hit a two-out solo homer in the fourth. In the sixth, with the Rockies in front by three, Hanigan was hit by a pitch and pinch-hitter Cesar Izturis doubled to put runners at second and third with one out. But De La Rosa got Shin-Soo Choo on a grounder and struck out Brandon Phillips, the last batter he faced. Helton hammered a 1-0 offering from Ondrusek in the seventh for his second three-run shot. Phillips hit a two-run single off reliever Jeff Francis in the ninth, and Devin Mesoraco had a sacrifice fly. NOTES: The Rockies finished with 19 hits, one shy of their season high. ... Before the game, the Reds recalled Duke from Triple-A Louisville to add a left-hander to their bullpen. RHP Nick Christiani was optioned to Louisville to make room. ... Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (sprained finger) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend and could be activated from the 15-day DL next week. ... RHP Juan Nicasio (8-6) is set to pitch the second game of the series against Reds RHP Greg Reynolds (0-2). ... Injured Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt has told club officials that he plans to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the torn ligament in his pitching elbow. He faces at least a yearlong rehab. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-lynn-dickey-jersey-large-982r.html]Lynn Dickey Jersey[/url] . Snedekers best result so far this year is a tie for eighth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. He sits 113th in FedEx Cup standings and has dropped to 31st in world rankings — not the results expected from a player ranked fourth in the world only two years ago. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-chester-marcol-jersey-large-312r.html]Chester Marcol Jersey[/url] . This time, it was Eric Chavezs turn. 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We agree, but you (the media) are going way too far and you know it.Despite boasting Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani, Lucas and Javier Pastore, PSG has struggled to break down teams in the French league.In last weekends dour 1-0 win over Nice, the team managed only two shots on target despite having Cavani and Ibrahimovic in attack.Even after nine straight wins, fans are still not seeing the feast of attacking football such an expensive, attack-minded side is expected to produce. Lucas, Pastore and defenders Thiago Silva and David Luiz all cost more 40 million euros ($50 million).PSG often relies on late winners from its star players, rather thann dominating sides over an entire match, and is prone to big lapses in form — as was the case against Nice and in last weeks 3-1 win over Ajax in the Champions League. [url=http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-tony-canadeo-jersey-large-1252r.html]Tony Canadeo Jersey[/url]. You can probably say were not as dominant as we were last season. We have individual players who arent as good as they were last season and that has a bearing on the whole team, Blanc said. But I really think that in the future we will improve, I genuinely believe that.Ajax coach Frank de Boer said PSGs players were too nonchalant and said they struggle to concentrate.Blanc proudly points out that his players are nonetheless resilient.Theyre winning games and youre asking them why theyre playing badly. Theres reason to be annoyed, Blanc said. I cant imagine what its going to be like the day we lose.After the Lille match, PSG hosts Nantes on Saturday and then travels to play Barcelona in the Champions League next Wednesday, with both teams vying for first place in Group F.The Barcelona game is shaping up as a crucial one, and not just in deciding the group winner.We need this game to gauge our true level, Pastore told beIN sport television on Sunday. To see if were really at the top level or not. ' ' '

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