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Rockies score 11 off Mets in the fifth

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DENVER (AP)

Carlos Gonzalez homered and singled to drive in five of the 11 runs that the Colorado Rockies scored against the New York Mets in the fifth inning Friday night.

The Rockies sent 14 batters to the plate against three Mets pitchers in their biggest outburst since scoring a team-record 12 runs in the eighth inning on July 30, 2010 against the Chicago Cubs. They emerged from the inning with a 13-6 lead over the Mets, who matched the most runs allowed in an inning in team history.

Eric Young Jr., pinch-hitting for reliever Esmil Rogers, got the inning started when he reached on pitcher Chris Schwinden's throwing error to first. He stole second and went to third on catcher Mike Nickeas' throwing error before Marco Scutaro drew a walk to load the bases.

Jonathan Herrera then singled to drive in the first run of the inning. Gonzalez followed with a three-run shot that landed in the stand of evergreens behind the center field wall, finishing Schwinden, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo prior to the game to take the start in place of injured Mike Pelfrey.

Troy Tulowitzki greeted reliever Manny Acosta with an RBI single. Helton then singled, Michael Cuddyer walked and Ramon Hernandez had an RBI fielder's choice for the first out of the inning.

Slumping Dexter Fowler, who had been dropped from No. 2 to No. 8 in the order prior to the game, connected for the inning's second three-run shot when he drove Acosta's 1-1 pitch into the right field seats.

Young, up for the second time in the inning, drew a walk, Scutaro singled and Acosta hit Herrera with a pitch to load the bases again and bring up Gonzalez, who lashed a two-run single to right.

Gonzalez also drove in a run with a first inning groundout to bring his total in the game to six, matching a career-best.

Miguel Bautista relieved and retired Helton and Cuddyer to finally bring the inning to a close.

Ten of the Rockies' runs were earned.

Tagged: Mets, Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez, Manny Acosta

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