Mets score 10 unanswered runs to rout Rockies

Jay Bruce hit his 29th homer and Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

The Mets were down by five runs at one point Wednesday but wound up routing the Rockies 10-5. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)
The Mets were down by five runs at one point Wednesday but wound up routing the Rockies 10-5. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)
The Mets were down by five runs at one point Wednesday but wound up routing the Rockies 10-5. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

By Brent New, Associated Press

Curtis Granderson hit a tie-breaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the New York Mets erased a five-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5 on Wednesday night.

Jay Bruce hit his 29th homer and Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Yoenis Cespedes added an RBI double and played solid defense in left field. Amed Rosario tripled for his second hit in his second game in the majors.

Making his second major league start, Mets right-hander Chris Flexen was pummeled for five runs in the third before he was removed with a blister on his index finger.

The Mets scored twice in the fourth and fifth before Cespedes doubled to the left field wall in the sixth to tie the game. Two batters later, Granderson connected on a fastball from Tyler Chatwood (6-12) to make it 8-5.

The Rockies led 5-0 at one point, but the Mets scored the game’s next 10 runs.