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MLB: Colorado 8, New York Mets 4 (1st game)

April 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

DENVER, April 16 (UPI) -- Todd Helton provided a go-ahead, two-run single Tuesday and the Colorado Rockies rallied past the New York Mets 8-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

Trailing 4-2 in the fifth inning, the Rockies tallied three times to grab the lead.

After loading the bases with two out, Mets starter Dillon Gee (0-3) forced in a run with a walk issued to Michael Cuddyer.

Helton followed by lining a 1-1 pitch up the middle to chase home a pair for the lead.

Eric Young went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Carlos Gonzalez homered for the Rockies, who persevered through cold weather to take the opener of a four-game series.

The game had been rescheduled from Monday after heavy snow in Denver.

Juan Nicasio (2-0) went five full innings to earn the decision despite yielding four runs on six hits.

Gee ended up allowing five runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 frames.

David Wright went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBI for New York.

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