Long time Rockies first baseman Todd Helton sliced a double down the left field line against Reds reliever Curtis Partch in the bottom of the seventh for his 2500th career hit. Helton narrowly beat left fielder Chris Heisey‘s throw to second base for the double. There was a brief pause in the game as Helton took off his helmet and acknowledged the standing ovation given to him by the excited crowd at Coors Field.

Helton now 40 years old and in his 17th Major League season had been hitless in his previous seven attempts to get #2500. He went 2-for-5 with two three-run home runs on Friday but struck out three times in four at-bats tonight and was 0-for-2 with an intentional walk today.