Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 5/13)

Game 1: Monday, May 12
NY Mets9Final
Game 2: Tuesday, May 13
NY Mets8Final
Game 3: Wednesday, May 14
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Mets 8

(17-22, 6-12 away)

Rockies 9

(18-21, 12-5 home)

    9:05 PM ET, May 13, 2003

    Coors Field, Denver, Colorado 

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    W: S. Reed (3-1)

    L: J. Cerda (0-1)

    S: J. Jimenez (9)

    Colorado rallies after being down seven runs

    DENVER (AP) -- Trailing by seven runs, the Colorado Rockies chased Tom Glavine, then roughed up the New York Mets' bullpen to match the third-largest comeback in franchise history.

    Preston Wilson had three RBI, including a two-run homer, and the Rockies rallied for a 9-8 win Tuesday night.

    "We had a whole lot of guys chip in tonight," Wilson said. "We had guys off the bench come in and get big hits. It was definitely a total team effort.

    "We never lay down. We always feel we have a chance until the last out."

    Glavine threw six shutout innings before tiring in the seventh, and Mike Piazza hit two homers for the Mets.

    Colorado scored four runs in the seventh, cutting it to 7-4, then added five in the eighth. Todd Helton dashed home with the deciding run on Jaime Cerda's wild pitch.

    Brent Butler triggered the eighth-inning rally with a two-run double off Jason Middlebrook. Pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney added an RBI single off David Weathers. After Helton's single with two outs, Wilson hit a run-scoring single off Cerda (0-1).

    Facing Larry Walker, Cerda uncorked a wild pitch that allowed a sliding Helton to score from third.

    "It probably wasn't the prettiest of slides," Helton said, "but I scored and that's all that matters."

    The ball caromed off the padding behind home plate and back to Piazza, but his hurried throw to Cerda was wide.

    "I was going all the way," Helton said. "An opportunity like that, you've got to take it. I saw it bounce back to Piazza and I really didn't get a good jump. But I just gave it my best belly flop."

    Steve Reed (3-1) pitched the eighth to earn the win. Jose Jimenez worked the ninth for his ninth save in 10 opportunities.

    Rockies manager Clint Hurdle called it "one of the most satisfying wins that I've been a part of here. We've had our struggles, but we are not short on heart."

    Glavine went six-plus innings, allowing nine hits and three runs.

    "No question, this was a game that we should have won," Glavine said. "This is the kind of loss that is going to test our character.

    "Going out there for the seventh inning, I was tired. I didn't have a whole lot left. This is a hard place to pitch. My elbow started getting a little bit sore, and that's because you have to work harder to make the ball do something in this ballpark."

    Piazza had three RBI, and Ty Wigginton hit a three-run triple in the first for New York.

    The Mets scored three runs in each of the first two innings off Shawn Chacon, who went five innings. He allowed nine hits and seven runs.

    With two outs in the first, Chacon walked three straight batters, and Wigginton tripled beyond the reach of Wilson in left-center.

    Glavine doubled in the second and scored on Roberto Alomar's double into the left-field corner. With two outs, Piazza hit a two-run homer, his fifth.

    Piazza homered again leading off the fifth, a 428-foot shot that made it 7-0.

    The Rockies got four runs in the seventh. Butler singled and went to third on Ronnie Belliard's double. Pinch-hitter Gabe Kapler had an RBI single, chasing Glavine. Belliard scored on Helton's groundout off Pat Strange, and Wilson followed with a two-run homer, his 11th.

    New York's Tony Clark had an RBI double in the eighth off Steve Reed, but the Rockies countered with five runs in their half.

    Game notes
    Wilson has hit Colorado's last six home runs, tying Andres Galarraga's club record for consecutive homers by one player. Wilson is the only Rockies player with a home run since April 29, spanning 13 games. ... The Rockies have overcome an eight-run deficit twice. ... Mets 1B Mo Vaughn, on the DL since May 3 with inflammation in his left knee, is seeking a second medical opinion. ... Mets INF Jay Bell was listed as day-to-day after straining his groin running out a groundball in the first inning Monday night. ... The Rockies will give RHP Jason Young a second start Saturday. Young, one of the club's top prospects, made his major league debut Monday night in a 9-6 loss. In an effort to bolster a sagging bullpen, Colorado will move RHP Nelson Cruz to the 'pen. Cruz is 3-3 with a 6.94 ERA in seven starts.

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