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Helton has 2 hits, RBI as Rockies top Royals in 10

Helton has 2 hits, RBI as Rockies top Royals in 10

March 12th, 2011 in News

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Alex Gordon and Mike Aviles each hit a home run for the Kansas City Royals, who dropped a 4-3 decision to the Colorado Rockies on Friday in 10 innings.

Consecutive two-out errors by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas allowed Tom Field to score on Chris Nelson's mishandled grounder.

Melky Cabrera also singled and scored a run for the Royals.

Seth Smith homered and Todd Helton had two hits and drove in a run for the Rockies, who won their third straight, and Jason Hammel allowed one run on one hit over four innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Royals starter Luke Hochevar gave up two runs on four hits in 32⁄3 innings with three strikeouts and a walk.

Ben Paulsen tripled to tie the game in the ninth.