Rockies 7, Mets 1

By: AP
By: AP
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Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe homered on Pedro Martinez's first two pitches in the fifth inning, touching off a six-run burst that led the Colorado Rockies over the New York Mets 7-1 Saturday night.

Martinez (2-1) cruised through the first four innings before the Rockies broke loose.

Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7) pitched eight strong innings for his first win in more than two months. He limited the Mets to one run and two hits -- he also singled twice and scored a run.

Martinez lasted just 4 1-3 innings, his shortest outing since coming off the disabled list June 3. He'd struck out five before Atkins homered over the left-field wall and Hawpe hit a drive to right.

Troy Tulowitzki, who returned from the disabled list Friday night, followed with a double. Jimenez singled to deep shortstop and Willy Taveras hit an RBI single that put Colorado ahead 3-1.

Jeff Baker, trying for a home run in his fifth straight game, hit an RBI double off the right-field wall Matt Holliday delivered a two-run single up the middle for a 6-1 lead.

Claudio Vargas relieved Martinez and got Todd Helton to ground into an inning-ending double play. In the seventh, Helton doubled home Taveras.

The Mets, playing for the fourth time under new manager Jerry Manuel, got off to a quick start. Jose Reyes led off the game with a triple into the right-field corner and scored on Luis Castillo's sacrifice fly.

Notes: Taveras stole his NL-leading 35th base. He also set his single-season high in steals. ... The Rockies announced that a seventh-inning error charged to Holliday on Friday night was taken away. As a result, Carlos Beltran's single was changed to a double. ... Rockies RHP Kip Wells threw 60 pitches in a simulated game Saturday. Manager Clint Hurdle said Wells, who had a blood clot removed from his right hand May 6, will travel with the team to Kansas City and throw out of the bullpen. ... The Mets signed OF Javier Rodriguez, their second-round pick in this month's draft. He will be assigned to the rookie level Gulf Coast Mets.

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