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Rockies 11, Brewers 6

August 26, 1998

DENVER (AP) _ Todd Helton broke a 6-6 tie in the seventh inning with a two-run double and the Colorado Rockies came back from a five-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-6 Tuesday night

Helton went 2-for-3 with a single, double and three RBIs for the Rockies, who won their third straight. Angel Echevarria hit his first major league home run, doubled and drove in four runs.

Helton and Echevarria drove in two runs each in a five-run seventh inning off reliever David Weathers (4-5).

Darryl Kile gave up six runs and nine hits in failing to win his third straight start. The Brewers ended a four-game winning streak of Kile’s on May 16.

Mike Matheny hit a three-run homer and Mark Lorreta added a solo shot for the Brewers, who lost their third straight. The loss denied Milwaukee manager Phil Garner his 500th win (499-538).

The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the second on Darryl Hamilton’s RBI single.

Matheny hit his sixth homer with two on and two outs in the fourth to give Milwaukee a 3-1 lead.

Milwaukee increased its lead to 6-1 in the fifth. Loretta homered, his fourth, with no one aboard, Jeromy Burnitz had an RBI single and Geoff Jenkins drove in a run with a groundout.

The Rockies chased Milwaukee starter Scott Karl with a five-run sixth. Helton had a one-out RBI single and Echevarria doubled home two with two outs. Weathers replaced Karl, hit pinch-hitter Jeff Reed and allowed a two-run triple to pinch-hitter John VanderWal to tie the game at 6.

Helton’s two-run double and Echevarria’s two-run homer keyed a five-run seventh inning for the Rockies, who took an 11-6 lead.

Dave Veres (2-1) pitched two innings for the victory.

Notes Colorado’s Larry Walker was out of the starting lineup for the seventh straight game with a sprained right middle finger. ... Burnitz struck out for an NL-leading 127th time. ... Echevarria made his first start the year. ... Vinny Castilla played in his 218th consecutive game.

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