The Colorado Rockies hadn't gotten on base through five innings, but exploded for four runs in the sixth en route to a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Mets starting pitcher Chris Young had a perfect game before the sixth inning, when, as New York Mets blog Amazin' Avenue says, it all fell apart:
Chris Young had a perfect game through five innings. The Mets scored a run in support that at least made it look like the team would not lose if Young pulled off the virtually impossible feat. And then the game went down the tubes in a matter of seconds in the top of the sixth inning.
The Rockies got an infield single to break up the perfecto, and after another single, Young fielded a sacrifice bunt and threw it over Daniel Murphy's head. One run scored on the play, and three more runs scored in the inning. The Mets went on to make several other awful plays in the game and went on to lose.
Center fielder Dexter Fowler had two RBIs and it was right fielder Charlie Blackmon who broke up the perfect game on an infield single. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin earned his first win of the season.
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