Every time Todd Helton stepped to the plate, the ovation from 43,736 fans got louder.
With Helton's time as a Colorado Rockies nearing its the end, the Coors Field faithful showed their appreciation in his last Sunday home finale.
Helton had three hits and drove in four runs in a 13-9 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He raised his RBIs total to 1,402.
''I didn't realize I was coming up on 1,400 RBIs. That was a surprise to me,'' said Helton, who announced last week he will retire at the end of the season. ''It's just one of those days at the plate. I struck out in my first at-bat and thought I should have taken this day game off. The line is in sight so it was good to go out and play hard.''
He played hard to the end, delivering a two-run single in the ninth before Colorado's rally fell short. The teams combined for 38 hits in a game that took 3 hours, 45 minutes.
Helton had two doubles to push his career total to 591. He also sc...