The St. Louis Cardinals had their bid for sole possession of first place spoiled by the Colorado Rockies, whose game-winning rally saw a key contribution from Todd Helton in one of his final games at Coors Field.
Coming off his first loss in more than three months, it will be Joe Kelly trying to spoil Helton's farewell homestand when he takes the mound for St. Louis on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (87-63) had a chance to break their tie with Pittsburgh for first place in the NL Central after the Pirates' 2-0 loss to San Diego on Monday, but a four-run, eighth-inning rally propelled the Rockies to a 6-2 win.
"Overall, our bullpen has been very, very good," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "They just need to stick with what they know is right and they will be just where they've been all season.
"They will bounce back," he added.
Colorado's Charlie Blackmon was 3 for 4 and Helton -- in the first of his final nine home games after announcing over the weekend he would retire at ...