Rockies Vs. Mets: Colorado Finishes Off New York For 4-Game Sweep

The Colorado Rockies leave Citi Field with a four-game sweep and a five-game winning streak.

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Dexter Fowler Injury: Rockies CF Leaves Game After Turning Ankle

Colorado Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game against the New York Mets in the fourth inning with an apparent ankle injury.

Fowler appeared to roll his ankle while heading into second base after singling and advancing on a throw to third. Infielder Jordan Pacheco was brought in as a pinch-runner to replace Fowler, who limped off the field while noticeably in pain. The Rockies trailed the Mets 1-0 when the injury occurred, but were able to tie the game two batters later.

Fowler, 26, is in the midst of a breakout season for the Rockies. Through Tuesday's action, he was hitting .306/.392/.499 in 435 plate appearances. The Rockies have dealt with numerous injuries during the 2012 season; among others, star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hasn't played since May 30 while dealing with hip and groin injuries, and first baseman Todd Helton is out for the season following hip surgery.

For more on the Rockies, be sure to check out Purple Row. And for more MLB coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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Rockies Vs. Mets Lineups: Carlos Gonzalez Returns From Bereavement Leave; Guillermo Moscoso Optioned to AAA

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing four games following the death of his grandfather. He will play left field and hit in the cleanup spot as the Rockies look to win a road series over the New York Mets after taking the first two games of the set.

The Rockies are 3-1 in CarGo's absence, with the only loss coming on Saturday vs. the Miami Marlins at Coors Field. To accommodate the All-Star slugger's return, the Rox optioned Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Here are the full lineups:

Rockies:

1. Charlie Blackmon RF
2. Jonathan Herrera SS
3. Dexter Fowler CF
4. Carlos Gonzalez LF
5. Wilin Rosario C
6. Tyler Colvin 1B
7. Chris Nelson 3B
8. DJ LeMahieu 2B
9. Jeff Francis P

Mets:

1. Ruben Tejada SS
2. Ronny Cedeno 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Scott Hairston RF
5. Ike Davis 1B
6. Jason Bay LF
7. Andres Torres CF
8. Kelly Shoppach C
9. Matt Harvey P

First pitch is scheduled from Citi Field at 5:10 p.m. MT.

For more on the Rockies, be sure to visit Purple Row. Additional Mets coverage can be found at Amazin' Avenue, while Baseball Nation is the place for all things MLB.

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