Helton hits milestone, Rockies down D-backs
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.