Apr 14, 2011 4:07 PM by Lee Douglas
NEW YORK (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez and hot-hitting Troy Tulowitzki belted back-to-back home runs, and the Colorado Rockies survived a shaky ninth inning to beat the New York Mets 6-5 in the opener of a doubleheader Thursday.
The Rockies (9-2), off to the best start in franchise history, won their fourth consecutive one-run game. They were going for a four-game series sweep in Game 2, which was postponed from Tuesday night because of rain.
Colorado had a three-run lead in the ninth when Huston Street came on to close it out. He gave up a two-run homer to Scott Hairston, a walk to Josh Thole and a single to pinch hitter Carlos Beltran before manager Jim Tracy brought in Matt Lindstrom.
The right-hander got Jose Reyes to ground into a fielder's choice, then walked Daniel Murphy to load the bases for David Wright, who flied out to end the game.
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