Arenado homers to back Bettis, Rockies beat Brewers 4-1

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter, left, confers with catcher Martin Maldonado after Suter gave up an infield single to Colorado Rockies' David Dahl during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado hit his NL-leading 41st homer, Chad Bettis pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Friday night.

Bettis (14-8) allowed one run and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings while extending a career high in wins this season. He struck out five in Colorado's first win in four games against Milwaukee this season.

Carlos Estevez got four outs before Adam Ottavino worked the ninth for his seventh save.

Chris Carter connected in the fourth inning, becoming the sixth player in Brewers history to reach 40 home runs in a season.