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Colorado Rockies on a winning streak

The Colorado Rockies are on a surprising winning streak in the playoffs. The NewsHour talks to a sports reporter about the team's success and how they've been able to accomplish it.

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    It was another Cinderella chapter to baseball's record books.


    Colorado's the National League champion!


    It was the final out for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the winning play for the Colorado Rockies, who swept the best-of-seven series with four straight wins. It will be the first World Series for the 14-year-old franchise, and they're the first team in more than 30 years to win the National League Championship after a 7-0 playoff run.

  • TODD HELTON, First Baseman, Colorado Rockies:

    It was fun. This has been a great ride. We're not done yet. We're going to keep it going.


    Since mid-September, the Rockies have won 21 of their last 22 games…


    Swinging a high drive to deep center…


    … one of the greatest runs ever for a team heading to the World Series.

    Their season was saved October 1st, after the Rockies won the National League wild card in a one-game play-off against the San Diego Padres. Now the Rockies have eight days off before they face the winner of the American League Championship Series, which is still up in the air. The Cleveland Indians are up two games to one against the Boston Red Sox.

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