DENVER (AP) - Todd Helton homered into the smoky sky and drove in four runs as the Colorado Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
The NL Wild-Card leaders moved a game ahead of the San Francisco Giants, who lost 1-0 at Philadelphia, as they started a 10-game homestand against losing teams with a much-needed win.
Jason Giambi made his Rockies - and National League - debut in the seventh when he batted for the pitcher with the bases loaded and drew a four-pitch walk from Sean Green.
All-Star third baseman David Wright was activated from the 15-day disabled list and played his first game for the Mets since getting hit in the head by a pitch from San Francisco's Matt Cain on Aug. 15. Wright went 1 for 3.
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