Culberson's walk-off home run lifts Rockies over Mets

By: The Associated Press
May 3, 2014 Updated: May 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm
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photo - Colorado Rockies' Charlie Culberson, center, jumps in the air to land on home plate after hitting a two-run, walkoff home run against the New York Mets in the ninth inning of the Rockies' 11-10 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Charlie Culberson, center, jumps in the air to land on home plate after hitting a two-run, walkoff home run against the New York Mets in the ninth inning of the Rockies' 11-10 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

DENVER — Pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Kyle Farnsworth, and the Colorado Rockies, down by six runs early, rallied again to beat the New York Mets 11-10 in a wild affair on Saturday night.

The Mets had weathered an eight-run fifth inning by Colorado, that included Nolan Arenado's grand slam, and took a 10-9 lead on Juan Lagares' RBI single in the ninth inning off LaTroy Hawkins (1-0).

But Troy Tulowitzki, who recorded his 1,000th career hit earlier, singled off Farnsworth (0-2) to start the bottom of the ninth. He advanced to second on a deep flyout by Arenado, and Culberson followed with a drive that cleared the center field wall.

The crowd erupted as he rounded the bases. As he neared the plate, he tossed his helmet and jumped onto home plate as he was mobbed by his teammates.

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