(Col.)-Rockies Sweep Double-Header Against Mets
DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez homered and tripled, Todd Helton hit a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 8-4 in the opening game of a doubleheader Tuesday that was delayed 2 hours as 8 inches of snow was cleared off the field.
One day after a spring storm postponed the first game of the series, the teams were scheduled to play two in frigid conditions. The temperature at first pitch was 39 degrees and was expected to dip even lower for the nightcap - maybe even with more snow.
David Wright homered twice for the Mets, finally back on the field after cold weather postponed two straight games. Wintry conditions in Minneapolis on Sunday prompted their game against the Twins to be called off and rescheduled in August.
DENVER (AP) - Jordan Pacheco singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied from a six-run deficit for a 9-8 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night to sweep a frigid doubleheader.
Pacheco's sharp single through the right side of the infield brought in Carlos Gonzalez, who walked. Rockies players jumped out of the dugout and mobbed Pacheco after he touched first base.
Rafael Betancourt (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th to earn the win. Greg Burke (0-1) took the loss on a long day of chilly baseball. The temperature at first pitch for the nightcap was 36 degrees.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press)
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