Blake Helps Eliminate Rockies from Wild Card
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DENVER (AP) — Casey Blake homered twice, Rafael Furcal had two triples and the Los Angeles Dodgers put the Colorado Rockies a step closer to playoff elimination with a 9-7 victory Tuesday night.
The Rockies were eliminated from the NL wild card with their loss and Atlanta’s 3-2 win over Florida earlier Tuesday. Colorado’s fate in the NL West hinges on first-place San Francisco’s late game against Arizona. A Giants win eliminates the Rockies from contention.
James Loney and Matt Kemp homered for Los Angeles.
Todd Helton and Dexter Fowler went deep for the Rockies, who have lost eight of nine.
The Dodgers blew a four-run lead but came back in the eighth off reliever Octavio Dotel (3-4).
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