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Six-run seventh helps Rockies crush Mets

6:21 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The weather in Denver may be frigid, but the Colorado Rockies continue to be red hot.

Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI to pace a 17-hit attack that carried the Rockies to an 11-3 victory over the New York Mets that extended the team's winning streak to six games.

Troy Tulowitzki, Wilin Rosario and Todd Helton all drove in a pair of runs to help Colorado complete a sweep of the three-game, snow-shortened set, with Jon Garland doing his part on the mound by firing seven strong innings in the sub- freezing temperatures at Coors Field.

Garland (2-0) yielded just two runs on six hits with no walks to notch his third straight quality start to begin the season.

Tulowitzki singled home Gonzalez in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 2-2 deadlock, before the Rockies erupted for six runs in the seventh to pull away. Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler added solo homers in the eighth to finish off the rout.

David Wright finished 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Mets, who wrapped up a challenging eight-game road trip with a 3-5 record. Daniel Murphy also had a pair of hits while scoring twice in the loss.

Jon Niese (2-1) worked the first six-plus innings for New York, surrendering three runs on nine hits.

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