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May 12, 2011 8:49 PM by Lee Douglas

Beltran powers Mets past Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Beltran hit a career-high three homers and drove in six runs to help the New York Mets beat scuffling Ubaldo Jimenez and the Colorado Rockies 9-5 on Thursday in a game delayed more than two hours by rain.

Beltran homered from both sides of the plate and reached all parts of the ballpark with his three two-run homers: straightaway center in the first, deep left in the seventh and into the right-field seats in the ninth.

The switch-hitting outfielder became the eighth Mets player to hit three in a game, and first since Jose Reyes on Aug. 15, 2006, at Philadelphia.

Reyes hit a two-run single in the fourth that chased Jimenez (0-3) from the game.

Jonathon Niese (2-4) was solid for 6 1-3 innings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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