September 29, 2009

MLB: Colorado 7, Milwaukee 5 (11 innings)

Chris Iannetta's 11th-inning two-run homer Tuesday gave Colorado a 7-5 win over Milwaukee and extended the Rockies' lead over Atlanta in the NL wild-card chase.

Iannetta hit the game-winner off David Weathers (4-6) with one out while pinch-hitting for reliever Matt Belisle (3-1).

Todd Helton had two hits and two RBI for Colorado, which leads the Braves by three games in the wild-card standings. The Rockies are on the brink of elimination in the NL West race, with the Los Angeles Dodgers needing just one win or one Colorado loss to clinch the division title.

The Dodgers fell to the San Diego Padres 3-1 Tuesday.

Jason Kendall had four RBI to lead the Brewers, including a three-run homer in the top of the ninth that tied the score 5-5 and sent the game into extra innings.