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Rockies Will Host Padres With Playoff Spot On The Line

The Colorado Rockies' late-season surge set up one wild finish.

The Rockies will face San Diego in a one-game tiebreaker for the NL wild-card spot Monday night, forcing the playoff with a 4-3 win Sunday over the NL West champion Arizona Diamondbacks.

San Diego and Colorado will play at Coors Field for the final playoff spot in the majors.

This will be baseball's first one-game playoff since 1999, when the New York Mets beat Cincinnati 5-0 for the NL wild card.


Rockies Win 11th Straight, Maintain Wild Card Pace

Most of the Colorado Rockies are involved in a pennant race for the first time. It seems to be bringing out their best.

Garrett Atkins had four hits, including a home run, and Brad Hawpe and Todd Helton homered as the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 on Thursday night to sweep the three-game series and extend their franchise-record winning streak to 11 games.

"We didn't set out to win 11 in a row," Atkins said. "We've just taken it game-by-game. It's most of our first time, but we're not thinking of it like that. We've had good pitching, good hitting, good defense and good luck."

Hawpe had three hits and four RBIs for the Rockies, who trail first-place Arizona in the NL West by two games and are one game behind San Diego in the wild-card race along with Philadelphia and the New York Mets.


Rockies Still Looking To Deal Fuentes

One thing that has become clear the past few weeks is that the Rockies were serious about moving reliever Brian Fuentes at the trading deadline. The Rockies studied Boston's prospects at the end of the July trying to locate a match. With Fuentes hurt, the Red Sox turned their attention to Eric Gagne. It's possible the teams could find a fit this offseason. Another potential trade partner is Philadelphia, which privately has interest in both Fuentes and Garrett Atkins.

Via The Denver Post

Bonds Hits Homer No. 762 In Colorado

Barry Bonds hit No. 762 in the first inning of Wednesday's game with the Rockies.

The Giants' slugger homered off Ubaldo Jimenez, the 449th different pitcher he has hit a home run against in his career.

Via Yahoo.com

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