The Colorado Rockies twice tied Sunday's game against the New York Mets, but the third time was not the charm. Ike Davis' RBI single in the top of the 11th inning proved to be the game-winner for the 6-5 Mets victory over the Rockies.
David Wright started off the top of the 11th inning with a single up the middle to center field and then ran from first to third on Lucas Duda's single to center field. Dexter Fowler took his time getting to the ball, allowing Wright, aware of what the center fielder was doing, to move 90 feet closer to scoring.
Johan Santana dominated the Rockies for the six innings he was on the mound, holding the team to two hits. He struck out five and walked three. Jamie Moyer wasn't as effective as he was in his other starts, allowing four runs on 11 hits over five innings. He did, however, strike out seven.
In the eighth inning, Jon Rauch allowed a Dexter Fowler single and then walked Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer to load the bases. With two outs and the pitcher slated to bat, Todd Helton came in as a pinch-hitter and smashed a second-deck grand slam (video) to tie the game, 4-4.
After a scoreless ninth inning, Kirk Nieuwenhuis put the Mets into a 5-4 lead in the top of the 10th inning by doubling in Mike Baxter. But Carlos Gonzalez answered back in the bottom half of the inning with a line drive home run over the right field scoreboard (video) to tie the game.
Peyton Manning and Eric Decker attended this game.
The Rockies (10-11, 6-6 home) begin a three-game home series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Juan Nicasio and Aaron Harang are the scheduled starters.
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