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Colorado Rockies 7, New York Mets 2: Rockies win fifth straight, reach .500

Jorge De La Rosa earned his 100th career win and David Dahl hit his second home run in the victory.

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A home run from David Dahl and another strong outing from a starting pitcher, this time Jorge De La Rosa, propelled the the Rockies to their fifth straight win, a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets.

The win also brings the Rockies to 52-52, the first time they have been at .500 since they were 21-21 on May 21, and was their ninth in the last 10 games.

After struggling early, giving up a run in each of the first two innings, but settled in and pitched six innings, allowing two runs, both earned, on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts to earn the 100th win of his career.

Down 2-0 in the fourth, the Rockies broke through against Mets starter Bartolo Colon when Trevor Story singled to bring home Nolan Arenado. However, Story was thrown out trying to advance to second on the play and jammed his thumb on the slide, having to be removed from the game.

With Carlos Gonzalez, who had doubled, on third, David Dahl hit his second career home run to give the Rockies a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish.

The Rockies expanded the lead in the fifth when a DJ LeMahieu single brought home De La Rosa and Blackmon to make it 5-2. The lead grew to 7-2 in the seventh when Daniel Descalso walked, Blackmon doubled and the pair scored on sacrifice flies from LeMahieu and Arenado.

Boone Logan, Jordan Lyles and Gonzalez Germen then each pitched clean innings to close out the win, though it looked initially like Germen’s inning would not be clean when Wilmer Flores hit what appeared to be a solo home run, but after video review he was ruled out on fan interference.

The Rockies will look to sweep the four-game series and the season series with the Mets as well as move over .500 tomorrow as Chad Bettis takes the mound against Noah Syndergaard, first pitch is at 11:05 a.m. Mountain time.