NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Larry Walker hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning Sunday to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets.
After Juan Uribe led off the inning with a walk, Walker hit a pitch from Kane Davis (1-1) over the right-field wall for his eighth homer of the season.
Walker started Sunday's game after having the day off in Saturday's 4-3 loss. The Rockies had runners on second and third in that game with two outs in the ninth inning with Mark Little, who is batting .152, at the plate. But manager Clint Hurdle elected not to use Walker as a pinch hitter and Little ended the game by striking out.
The Mets had a 2-0 lead going into the seventh but sloppy defense allowed the Rockies to tie the game when second baseman Roberto Alomar threw wildly to first trying to get pitcher John Thomson on the back end of a double play, allowing Jose Ortiz to score. It was one of two errors in the inning by New York, which leads the league with 39.
The loss was New York's seventh in the last eight games. Colorado has won four of its last six games.