Helton hits milestone, Rockies down D-backs

BY foxsports • July 23, 2009

Todd Helton received a lengthy standing ovation from fans and his teammates after smacking his 500th career double.

That was simply a warmup act.

Helton followed up the milestone double by hitting the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, propelling the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

"It was a good day," he said.

A good day, indeed.

Yet the ever-modest Helton downplayed the landmark hit. The homer was a different story.

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