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Verrett goes 8 innings, gets 1st MLB win, Mets sweep Rockies

Verrett goes 8 innings, gets 1st MLB win, Mets sweep Rockies

By Michael Kelly, Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 23, 2015 at 6:51 p.m.


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DENVER (AP) — Logan Verrett stepped into Matt Harvey's spot and earned his first major league win in his first start, pitching eight impressive innings and leading the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Sunday.

After the NL East-leading Mets posted a pair of 14-9 wins at Coors Field, Verrett (1-0) allowed just one run and four hits while striking out eight. Verrett got the spot start when the Mets decided to push back Harvey's outing.

Verrett made his major league debut with Texas this season and pitched four times in relief before the Mets got him on waivers. The 25-year-old righty had pitched well in seven relief appearances for the Mets.

Michael Conforto had three hits for the Mets, who have won 11 straight against Colorado dating to 2014. New York held its five-game division lead over Washington.

David Hale (3-5) threw a pair of wild pitches while Anthony Recker was batting in the second inning, both allowing a run to score.

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