Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/20/12
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NEW YORK - Jonathan Herrera raced home on a passed ball in the eighth inning to break a tie as the Colorado Rockies edged the New York Mets 3-1 in front of a crowd of 23,833 Monday night at Citi Field. The Rockies (47-73) won for the sixth time in their last eight games and improved to 27-8 in games in which they allow three runs or less. The Mets (57-65) dropped the opener of a series for the 25th time in 40 tries this year. Herrera led off the eighth with an infield single and went to second when the scoop throw from losing pitcher Josh Edgin (1-1) sailed past first baseman Ike Davis. Herrera advanced to third on a sacrifice by Chris Nelson before scoring on the passed ball charged to Kelly Shoppach, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the seventh. Edgin has allowed seven runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings over his last four appearances. The Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth against winning pitcher Rex Brothers (7-2) before Matt Beli...
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