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Rockies lead NL wild card by 4 after 10-6 win


AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) -- Todd Helton, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each hit a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies moved closer to a playoff spot with a 10-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

The Rockies extended their NL wild-card lead to four games over Atlanta with four to play. The Braves lost 5-4 to the Florida Marlins earlier in the night.

Colorado also is creeping closer to the Dodgers, who began the night with a 3 1/2-game lead in the NL West. The Rockies finish the season with three games in Los Angeles.

Yorvit Torrealba had three hits for the Rockies, including an RBI single. He also sprinted home on a wild pitch, one of two from Jeff Suppan (7-12) that allowed runs to score.

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