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Darryl Kile was determined to complete the job at home.
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  • Kile, rocked in his previous two starts, pitched nine innings Sunday and Dante Bichette went 4-for-5 to lead the Colorado Rockies to an 11-4 win over the New York Mets.

    "I wanted to finish the game," said Kile, who threw 140 pitches in his third complete game this season. "Sometimes you throw 50 pitches and get exhausted. Even though I threw quite a few pitches, I felt fine at the end."

    Kile (8-14) allowed 10 hits and improved to 9-2 in his career against the Mets, including a no-hitter in 1993.

    Kile was coming off the shortest outing of his career, 1 2-3 innings at Pittsburgh. The right-hander allowed four runs, walked three and struck out six.

    "He didn't have that kind of trouble today. He was tough," said New York's Todd Hundley, who struck out twice. "His curve was breaking a lot and he got good bite from his slider and he's awfully tough when he has them working."

    Bichette hit his 18th homer and reached 100 RBI for the fourth straight season. Colorado trailed 4-1 in the third before scoring seven runs in the fourth.

    "They scored early, we came back and Darryl dazzled them for six innings," Colorado manager Don Baylor said. "He was determined today and I couldn't get the ball out of his hand."

    "He had built up 130 pitches after eight innings, but he told me he asn't coming out. I went to him before the ninth and he just wanted to go back out there."

    Colorado's Larry Walker robbed Mike Piazza of a homer in the seventh inning with a leaping catch at the right-field wall.

    Hideo Nomo (5-9), unbeaten in his previous seven starts, lasted 3 2-3 innings, giving up seven runs and eight hits.

    John Olerud went 4-for-5 and extended his hitting streak to 23 games for New York, which trails the Chicago Cubs by a half-game in the NL wild-card race.

    Olerud can tie the Mets record for longest hitting streak in his next game. Hubie Brooks hit safely in 24 straight games in 1984.

    Trailing 4-1, the Rockies rallied with help from Nomo, who walked Kile, had two wild pitches and balked in a run in the fourth.

    Notes

  • The Anaheim Angels reportedly put in a waiver claim on Mets starter Armando Reynoso .
  • Colorado's Neifi Perez has a career-high 13-game hitting streak.
  • Mets catcher Todd Hundley struck out six straight times in three games. Hundley is a lifetime .393 hitter at Coors Field.

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