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PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Paredes wouldve loved to hit a triple for the cycle, but hes happy nevertheless just to be able to contribute. Cheap Air Max 97 Off White .Paredes singled, doubled, homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-6 victory Sunday.Paredes, who entered batting .198 in a part-time role, matched his season-high for hits and RBI against Colorado while making a rare start in left field.They gave me my chance and I did the best I can, he said. You never know when theyre going to give you a chance. I come early every day to get ready and wait for my chance.The only thing sweeter wouldve been a triple to complete the cycle.Next time, Paredes said.Cesar Hernandez extended his on-base streak to 21 games with a fourth-inning walk and had an RBI single. Cameron Rupp, Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis also had RBI for the Phillies, who have won four straight games.Everybodys contributing, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. I feel like everybodys getting opportunities. When you win a game, the more players that are involved in that game, the happier I am. It unites the team.Charlie Blackmon homered twice and doubled for the Rockies, who have lost three in a row and seven of eight. Blackmon finished the series with five home runs, and is batting .548 with eight homers and 14 RBI in his last nine games.Blackmon became the first Rockies player ever to hit five homers in a three-game series and the first player to do it in a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.It was fun to watch, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. When a guy gets in a zone like that, its pretty amazing.Blackmon downplayed his accomplishment.If you play baseball long enough, eventually youre going to get hot, he said. Im grateful Im seeing the ball, but Im not going to get too excited.Nick Hundley added three hits and a pair of RBI for the Rockies.Severino Gonzalez (1-2) gave up one run on two hits in two innings in relief of starter Adam Morgan, who was injured in the fourth inning.Jeanmar Gomez gave up two runs but got Gerardo Parra to pop out to center for the final out with the tying run on third base for his 31st save in 34 chances. Hundley hit a two-out, bases-loaded single to pull Colorado to within a run.The Phillies scored three runs in the fifth to break a 3-all tie. Galvis hit the go-ahead RBI single, Paredes doubled home a run and Hernandez had an RBI single to give the Phillies a 6-3 lead.Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (10-8) didnt record an out against any of the four batters he faced in the frame, leaving after giving up six runs -- four earned -- on six hits with four strikeouts and five walks in four-plus innings. The loss was the first on the road this season for Chatwood, who entered 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA away from Coors Field.On a hot, humid afternoon, the teams played sloppy baseball by combining for five errors, a wild pitch, a balk and a hit batter. There also was a botched tag and bobbled ball that resulted in a run for each team.The craziest inning was the bottom of the third when the Phillies scored a run to take a 2-1 lead. The Rockies had two errors, a wild pitch and a bobbled ball but managed to escape a one-out, bases-loaded jam, giving up just one run.After Aaron Altherr singled with one out and went to second on Chatwoods throwing error, Maikel Franco reached on third baseman Nolan Arenados throwing error. Both advanced on Chatwoods wild pitch, causing Chatwood to intentionally walk Ryan Howard to load the bases.Rupp then hit a grounder to first that looked like a sure out and possibly an inning-ending double play, but first baseman Ryan Raburn bobbled the ball and attempted to get the lead runner at home. The throw was late and the Phillies went up a run, but couldnt add on as Chatwood struck out Herrera and got Galvis to fly out.Arenado had a pair of errors and Chatwood and Daniel Descalso had one each for Colorado. Herrera dropped a ball in center field for Philadelphias lone error.CHATWOODS BACKChatwood said he experienced upper back tightness similar to that which landed him on the disabled list from June 19-July 5. He wasnt able to throw his fastball away to right-handers or inside to lefties or finish on his breaking ball. Hes having further tests on Monday.SUPER SLIDEThe Phillies also had a miscue in the third inning that wasnt scored an error when Hernandez failed to apply the tag on Blackmon at second base after a throw from left field beat Blackmon with time to spare. Second-base umpire Gary Cederstrom called Blackmon out, but replays showed Hernandez never touched Blackmon.Blackmon avoided the tag with a nifty slide in which he kicked his legs away from Hernandez.Asked how to describe it, he said, Like a ninja spiderman.STREAK SNAPPEDCarlos Gonzalez struck out swinging as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning, ending his major league-leading 19-game hitting streak.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: Gonzalez has been battling a left ankle sprain. He was out of the starting lineup after starting Saturday nights game, but said he didnt suffer a setback and the club thought it best for him to rest his ankle on a day game following a night game.Phillies: Morgan left the game in the fourth after suffering a left forearm contusion while taking Nick Hundleys line drive off his left forearm. Morgan, who was called up from Triple-A before the game in place of injured right-hander Zach Eflin, allowed two runs on five hits.UP NEXTRockies: Colorado returns home for the start of a six-game homestand that begins Monday night for the first of three against the Nationals. Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa (7-7, 5.25) faces Washington RHP Max Scherzer (12-7, 2.80).Phillies: The Phillies have Monday off before hosting Chase Utley and the Dodgers for three games beginning Tuesday night when Philadelphia RHP Vince Velasquez (8-4, 3.94) opposes Los Angeles RHP Kenta Maeda (11-7, 3.31). 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Those under a certain age might not realize that once upon a time, many of the big fall stakes in New York were the sports championship-defining events. And then the Breeders Cup was born, and everything changed.This is not a knock on the Breeders Cup. Its a great event, even with its few flaws. But it is to say no racing circuit in America sacrificed more for the benefit of the Breeders Cup than the New York Racing Association, and no circuit has seen so many of its major races so devalued as a result.Its not even remotely close. On either count.Well before the Breeders Cup existed, New Yorks Jockey Club Gold Cup was for decades the de facto Breeders Cup Classic. The same was true of the Beldame, which was the forerunner to the Breeders Cup Distaff; the Champagne, which was as comparably title-defining as the Breeders Cup Juvenile, more so than any other fall 2-year-old stakes of the time; and the Frizette was the same before the advent of the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies.That is why it is painful for people who well remember what these big fall stakes events at Belmont Park once were to see what has become of them. Saturdays Jockey Club Gold Cup, Champagne, and Frizette each drew fields of only six. And last Saturdays Beldame lured a field of only seven. That in itself wouldnt be bad if they were the right six or seven horses in each race. But with other tracks running their big Breeders Cup preps in the same time frame, getting the right six or seven in one stakes this time of year just cant happen.The Champagne did attract an interesting field, and it is possible a couple of its entrants might go on to be title contenders, but the Frizette drew a less inspiring field. More troubling were the fields the Beldame and Gold Cup lured. Not a single entrant in either one of those once mighty events can be considered a prime contender for a divisional Eclipse Award, let alone Horse of the Year honors.So what can be done about the alarming decline of major fall racing in New York? It seems to me there are three courses of action:** One thing is to do nothing. Just recognize that things never stay the same, and accept that New York racing in the fall will never again be what it once was. Personally, I think this would be tragic, allowing stakes of this magnitude to wither without event attempting to restore them.** Another path would be to be pro-active, and stop allowing New Yorks best fall stakes races to be subservient to a Breeders Cup that doesnt appear to care much about New York racing.The last time the Breeders Cup was held in New York was in 2005, when it was run at Belmont Park. And the earliest the Breeders Cup could return to New York is 2019, because after it is run this year at Santa Anita, it is promised to Del Mar in 2017, and to Churchill Downs in 2018. This will be the sixth Breeders Cup at Santa Anita alone since there was a Breeders Cup in New York. The 2018 Cup will be the fourth at Churchill Downs alone since a New York Breeders Cup.This is just plain wrong, and there is plenty of blame to go aroound. Air Max 270 Sale. Unpredictable and untenable management situations at the NYRA had a lot to do with it, as did heavy-handed state government oversight, and simple inertia. The desire on the part of a past Breeders Cup administration to make Santa Anita the permanent host site was a major factor, too.Whatever, two unmistakable, and not coincidental, outcomes of this freeze out have been the marginalization of New Yorks fall stakes program, and how Belmont Park itself seems an unpopular prep locale for bigger events run elsewhere because of the unique configuration of the track.Belmonts main track is 1-1/2 miles in circumference, the largest in the nation. And that means the Beldame, Champagne, and Frizette are run around one turn, and the Gold Cup is run around 1-1/2 turns with an awkward starting gate placement. Horsemen have demonstrated that despite the history and prestige of the big New York fall stakes, when it comes to two turn Breeders Cup races, true two turn preps at tracks other than Belmont are simply more appealing.This has eroded participation in these New York events, and will continue to do so the longer Belmont Park goes without a Breeders Cup.A way to be pro-active in protecting Belmonts big fall stakes would, in the absence of the hope the Breeders Cup will ever return to New York, require the bold decision of no longer casting these races in as Breeders Cup preps, and finding a way to make them stand alone events they once were.Whether that means putting them in direct competition with the Breeders Cup (which, admittedly, would make them consolation prizes in the initial years), or, say, moving them to Thanksgiving weekend at Aqueduct along with the Cigar Mile and afford horses who competed in the Breeders Cup another opportunity to make or enhance their championship credentials, taking races like the Gold Cup out of subservient roles might revitalize them.** The third, and far more preferable option would be to get the Breeders Cup back to Belmont as soon as possible. I understand that you can get crappy weather in the Northeast in late October and early November. I understand that you never have to roll the weather dice when Santa Anita is the host. I also understand that Santa Anita is a tremendous site for the Breeders Cup, and they do a tremendous job with it every time they host it. I love that track.But the Breeders Cup was intended at its origin to be a moveable event, so fans in various corners of the country would have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacle, and so that, over time, there would be no home court advantage for horsemen based in a specific geographical area. A Breeders Cup at Belmont Park would instantly make the Gold Cup, Beldame and other stakes THE most desirable preps that year. And I suspect it would have a positive carryover effect as well, re-emphasizing to new eyes how great these fall stakes races in New York were, and still might be. 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