While Raikkonen and Verstappen were out immediately, Vettel was able to continue in the lead, until he spun coming out of Turn Three, probably on fluids coming out of the back of his auto.
Hamilton surged to the front - with Red Bull's Ricciardo also a beneficiary - and a timely reminder from his team to get the vehicle home in one piece was heeded, making last year's runner-up the heavy favourite for the title with six rounds to go, even after Marcus Ericsson's spin led to another outing from the safety auto.
Hamilton increased his lead in the drivers' championship over Vettel and may have dealt a significant psychological blow to the German, winning after starting fifth on the grid. "I capitalised on the incident - who would have known that would happen?" "I knew I had the pace when it rains, but unfortunately we just didn't have the vehicle in the dry, but today with it raining, those are my conditions that I love to drive in".
With the two Ferraris and Verstappen out of the race, Hamilton was unchallenged out on track and took a dominant win, marking his third in succession having won in Belgium and Italy.
The incident, in which Fernando Alonso was collateral damage after a brilliant start, brought out the Safety Car.
When asked who he felt was to blame for the clash, Verstappen replied: "I think mainly Sebastian".
"So there's two, for sure, opportunities and then one potential one if there is a safety auto", he said.
"I could see Kimi had a great start so I tried not to defend that as it's a long race but after 200 metres everything was done".
And then it all went wrong, the collision with Raikkonen punching a hole in the side of Vettel's auto before he spun into the wall at turn three. I don't know how easy that's going to be when I get home.
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Two more were by Austin Hays, who had his first two major league hits, a single in the third, and a two-run home run in the ninth. Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in a lopsided defeat of the Orioles on Saturday.
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Colorado State, which had two fourth-quarter touchdowns, cut it to 17-10 briefly. "That allowed them to keep the ball". Colorado State: off next weekend before traveling to Hawaii.