Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/21/12
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NEW YORK -- The Colorado Rockies welcomed back starter Jhoulys Chacin and made sure New York Mets starter Chris Young was far from perfect with a four-run sixth inning during their third straight win.

The Mets dropped their third in a row, 6-2, on Tuesday, losing manager Terry Collins in the process, as he was ejected in the fifth inning.

Chacin picked up his first win of the season after getting activated from the disabled list before the game. In his first start since May 1, Chacin (1-3) allowed one run on four hits in six innings. He struck out two and didn't walk a batter, while throwing 73 pitches.

Four Rockies relievers limited the Mets to one run the rest of the way.

Young (3-7) pitched five perfect innings, but DJ LeMahieu opened the sixth with a single on a hard grounder up the middle snared by diving shortstop Ruben Tejada. The ball slipped out as Tejada tried to make the throw, though, and the Rockies were on their way to a big inning.

Shortstop Jonathan Herrera followed with a hard single to right, putting runners at the corners for Chacin. Young fielded Chacin's bunt, but threw the ball away for an error, tying the game. Charlie Blackmon and Dexter Fowler each singled in a run, and the Rockies made it 4-1 on a sacrifice fly by Ramon Hernandez.

The Rockies added single runs in the eighth and ninth against the Mets bullpen. Robert Carson, called up to replace Jeremy Hefner after the starter was placed on paternity leave, gave up a run on two hits in the eighth. Bobby Parnell did the same in the ninth.

The Mets had pulled within 4-2 in the seventh, when Jordany Valdespin doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch before Andres Torres drove him in with a sacrifice fly.

Chacin matched Young with three hitless and scoreless innings to start the game. But the Mets opened the fourth with back-to-back singles by Tejada and Ike Davis, and Daniel Murphy's sacrifice fly gave them a 1-0 lead.

The Mets threatened to score again in the fifth, when Torres reached on an error and moved to second on a grounder. But with Young at the plate, Torres got caught in a rundown. Torres was initially called safe, after seemingly eluding shortstop Herrera's tag. But the call was reversed, and replays also indicated Herrera did make the tag, and Collins came out to argue before eventually getting ejected.

NOTES: Mets left-hander Johan Santana underwent an MRI on his back, but the Mets announced they would not receive the results Tuesday. Santana is scheduled start Thursday's game, pending the results. If he's able to start, he would be limited to 100 pitches, and he is still a candidate to be shut down for the rest of the season in September. ... Rockies outfielder Eric Young Jr. was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercoastal muscle, retroactive to Monday. ... Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was scheduled to return from Venezuela, Tuesday night. Gonzalez, who traveled to Venezuela following his grandfather's death, was expected to be available for Wednesday's game.

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