Rockies ice Mets with temperatures in the 20s

9:20 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
DENVER, CO - APRIL 18: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates his solo home run off of relief pitcher Jeremy Hefner #53 of the New York Mets with Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning at Coors Field on April 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Mets 11-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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DENVER (AP) - Jon Garland pitched seven solid innings in bitter cold, Troy Tulowitzki homered and hit a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-3 Thursday.

It was 28 degrees at gametime, tying the Rockies' record for the coldest home start. A game between the Rockies and Montreal Expos on April 12, 1997, was played in a similarly frigid conditions.

A pair of Mets-Rockies games in the previous three days were postponed because of heavy snow.

Dexter Fowler and Josh Rutledge also hit home runs as the Rockies won their sixth in a row at Coors Field.

The crowd was announced as 18,341.

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