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Colorado's Chris Iannetta slides into second base with a double ahead of the tag by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy as umpire Mark Wegner makes the call in the fifth inning. (May 9, 2011)

Rockies 2, Mets 1

Chris Iannetta's solo home run in the seventh was the difference as the Mets lost to the Rockies in the opener of a three-game series in Denver.

The Mets' Daniel Murphy, left, is tagged out
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The Mets' Daniel Murphy, left, is tagged out at the plate by Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta during the seventh inning at Coors Field. (May 9, 2011)

Mets third baseman David Wright singles on a
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Mets third baseman David Wright singles on a soft fly to rightfield off in the seventh inning against the Rockies. (May 9, 2011)

Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta (20) celebrates in the
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Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta (20) celebrates in the dugout after his solo home run in the seventh inning off the Mets' Chris Capuano. (May 9, 2011)

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Mets starting pitcher Chris Capuano delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Chris Capuano delivers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. (May 9, 2011)

Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers against the
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Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers against the Mets at Coors Field in Denver. (May 9, 2011)

Former Oakland A's teammates -- Mets pitcher Jason
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Former Oakland A's teammates -- Mets pitcher Jason Isringhausen, left, and Colorado Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi -- greet each other before Monday's game in Denver. (May 9, 2011)

Colorado's Chris Iannetta slides into second base with
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Colorado's Chris Iannetta slides into second base with a double ahead of the tag by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy as umpire Mark Wegner makes the call in the fifth inning. (May 9, 2011)

Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca, right, talks with
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Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca, right, talks with pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, left, after Chacin loaded the bases in the fourth inning against the Mets. (May 9, 2011)

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Mets catcher Josh Thole, right, talks with starting
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Mets catcher Josh Thole, right, talks with starting pitcher Chris Capuano during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies. (May 9, 2011)

The Mets' Jason Bay ducks a high inside
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The Mets' Jason Bay ducks a high inside pitch in the fourth inning against the Rockies. (May 9, 2011)

Mets starting pitcher Chris Capuano pauses as he
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Mets starting pitcher Chris Capuano pauses as he works against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. (May 9, 2011)

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