Carlos Gonzalez homered and singled to drive in five of the 11 runs that the Colorado Rockies scored against the New York Mets in the fifth inning Friday night.
The Rockies sent 14 batters to the plate against three Mets pitchers in their biggest outburst since scoring a team-record 12 runs in the eighth inning on July 30, 2010 against the Chicago Cubs. They emerged from the inning with a 13-6 lead over the Mets, who matched the most runs allowed in an inning in team history.
Eric Young Jr., pinch-hitting for reliever Esmil Rogers, got the inning started when he reached on pitcher Chris Schwinden's throwing error to first. He stole second and went to third on catcher Mike Nickeas' throwing error before Marco Scutaro drew a walk to load the bases.
Jonathan Herrera then singled to drive in the first run of the inning. Gonzalez followed with a three-run shot that landed in the stand of evergreens behind the center field wall, finishing Schwinden, who was recalled from Triple...