Colorado jumped to a 2-0 lead off Adam Wainwright in the first inning with four consecutive hits to begin their half of the inning. Wainwright then took matters into his own hands with his bat. He drove in the first run and the third run to give Arizona a 3-2 lead before each team tacked on a run to make the score a 4-3 final.
Colorado made the game interesting in the bottom of the ninth by loading the bases with two outs. All eyes were on the Toddfather as he approached the plate. The mighty Helton struck out and Coors Field fell silent except for the fans wearing red shirts.
Both clubs play again tomorrow afternoon and it will not be televised. The Cardinals increased their Central lead to two games with Pittsburgh’s loss tonight.