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Jhoulys Chacin made an impressive return from an extended absence and the Colorado Rockies backed him with a pair of sharp defensive plays, beating the New York Mets 6-2 Tuesday night.
Chacin had not pitched in the majors since May 1 because of inflammation in his right shoulder. He came off the disabled list earlier in the day and held the Mets to one run and four hits in six innings, ending his seven-game losing streak that began last September.
Chris Young retired the first 15 Colorado batters, but his throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by Chacin helped the Rockies score four times in the sixth.
Center fielder Dexter Fowler made a sparkling catch and hit a pair of RBI singles as the Rockies won their third in a row. The Mets lost their third straight, giving away another run on a botched rundown.
Chacin (1-3) twice got help on balls hit hard by David Wright.
Fowler jumped to the top of the wall in left-center to snare Wright's drive leading off the second. The Mets' ...
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The Mets and their woeful offense continue their homestand at Citi Field tonight as they host the Rockies in the second game of a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY or heard, as always, on WFAN 660AM. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @dailystache or yours truly, @DevOnSports.
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