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“And as a result of having his legs, he’s creating an awful lot more leverage for himself. And when you have leverage, you are now putting yourself in a position to be able to consistently drive the ball and that’s what Todd Helton’s doing. He’s consistently driving the ball, whether it’s a right-handed pitcher, a left-handed pitcher.

“He’s back to being Todd.”


AP Sports Writer Pat Graham contributed to this report.


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