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MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Colorado 5 (11 innings)

April 29, 2012 at 7:36 PM   |   Comments

DENVER, April 29 (UPI) -- Ike Davis drove in the go-ahead run with an 11th-inning single Sunday and the New York Mets survived a pair of meltdowns to best Colorado 6-5.

The Mets led 4-0 in the eighth and appeared to be cruising to a win when the Rockies loaded the bases with two outs against Jon Rauch. Tim Byrdak relieved and Todd Helton greeted him with a pinch-hit grand slam to tie it up.

New York then took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 10th on an RBI double from Kirk Nieuwenhuis, but Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez responded with a solo shot in the bottom of the frame off Frank Francisco (1-1) to re-knot the score.

In the 11th, David Wright singled off Matt Belisle (1-2), went to third on Lucas Duda's hit and scored when Davis lined a shot up the middle.

Ramon Ramirez nailed down the win with his first save for the Mets, who banged out 18 hits and claimed the rubber match of a three-game series at Coors Field.

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