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Tejada finishes Colorado series with 10 hits

New York Mets' Ruben Tejada connects for a

New York Mets' Ruben Tejada connects for a single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Guillermo Mososo. (April 28, 2012) (Credit: AP )

Ruben Tejada went 3-for-6 Sunday and had 10 hits -- all singles -- in 17 at-bats in the Mets' three-game series against the Rockies.

The shortstop is batting .310. The man he replaced, Jose Reyes, is hitting .205 and has been dropped to second in the order by the Miami Marlins.

"He had quite a series," manager Terry Collins said. "He's starting to do the things that they've been practicing. That is not to worry about hitting for power but spraying the ball around, using the middle of the field."

The last Met to have 10 hits in a three-game series was Edgardo Alfonzo in 2000, also against the Rockies.

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