Stroman's strong outing keys Mets' 6-1 win over Rockies

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Stroman's strong outing keys Mets' 6-1 win over Rockies
Stroman's strong outing keys Mets' 6-1 win over Rockies

DENVER — Marcus Stroman pitched seven shutout innings, Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso all homered in the sixth to break open a scoreless game and the New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Tuesday night to boost their flickering playoff hopes. New York pulled within four games of Chicago and Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card berth. The Mets have 11 games left in the regular season. Stroman (9-13) allowed four hits, struck out seven and walked one in helping the Mets bounce back from consecutive losses. Charlie Blackmon homered off Luis Avilan with two outs in the ninth for the Rockies' lone run. Tim Melville (2-3) had put up zeroes right along with Stroman, facing the minimum

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