NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) --
Eric Young hustled all the way home from second base on an eighth-inning infield hit Tuesday, elevating the New York Mets over Colorado 3-2.
With the game tied 2-2 in the eighth, Young led off the inning with single against Wilton Lopez (1-4) and one out later went to second when Marlon Byrd flew out to deep center field.
After Ike Davis was intentionally walked, Juan Lagares (2-for-4, three RBI) hit a tapper to second baseman DJ LeMahieu, whose throw to first was late. Young, however, rounded third and headed home, catching the Rockies by surprise.
He slid in safely and the Mets held on to take the first contest of a three-game series.
Scott Atchison (2-0) earned the decision with a scoreless eighth and LaTroy Hawkins, filling in for injured closer Bobby Parnell, survived a shaky ninth for his first save of the season.
Charlie Blackmon socked a solo homer for the Rockies.
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