Rockies Rally Past Cardinals

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 12:13 AM CDT
Colorado Rockies' Chris Iannetta follows the flight of his triple off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen in the eighth inning of the Rockies' 4-3 victory.    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – The Rocktober magic returned to Coors Field at least for a night. Chris Iannetta tripled home two runs off Jason Isringhausen to cap a four-run eighth-inning rally and carry the slumping Colorado Rockies past the stunned St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Wednesday night. After managing just four hits off Adam Wainwright in seven innings, the Rockies rallied against St. Louis' bullpen.

It was just their fourth win in 17 games. Omar Quintanilla started the rally by singling off Kyle McClellan with one out, and Matt Holliday tripled him home. Left-hander Randy Flores came in and got Todd Helton to fly out to third before Garrett Atkins drew a walk after his high foul ball fell harmlessly to the dirt when first baseman Albert Pujols tried to bare-hand it as it drifted back into the field.