Young’s speed wins game for Mets, 3-2 over Rockies

Eric Young made a diving catch to take a go-ahead hit away from

Todd Helton in the fifth inning, then raced home with the

tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the New York Mets beat the

Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night.

The Rockies have lost 12 of 18 since the All-Star break and have

scored five runs in their last three games.

LaTroy Hawkins gave up a pair of two-out singles in the ninth

before Ike Davis made a diving catch on Yorvit Torrealba’s sinking

liner foul down the first base line. It was Hawkins first save

since May 6, 2012, for the Angels.

Scott Atchison (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

Eric Young led off the eighth with a single against Wilton Lopez

(1-4). He was able to take second on Marlon Byrd’s deep fly,

putting him in position to make it home on Juan Lagares’ infield

single, a slow chopper to second base, that he just barely beat