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Rockies 4, Mets 0

May 1, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Darryl Kile pitched a four-hitter Thursday night and the Colorado Rockies handed the New York Mets their fifth straight loss, 4-0.

Kile (3-3), who pitched a no-hitter against the Mets in 1993 while with Houston, held New York hitless until Luis Lopez singled with one out in the sixth inning.

Kile struck out eight and walked five in improving to 8-2 career against the Mets.

The shutout was the seventh of Kile’s career and his 17th complete game.

Ellis Burks hit his eighth homer in the first inning off Bobby Jones (1-3) for a 1-0 lead. Mike Lansing had a two-run single in the second for Colorado, which has won five of six.

Jones gave up four runs and six hits in six innings.

New York’s best threat came in the seventh. John Olerud, who had two hits, opened with a single and went to third on Carlos Baerga’s double. One out later, pinch-hitter Matt Franco walked to load the bases, but Rey Ordonez hit into a double play.

In the second, Neifi Perez singled with one out, Kirt Manwaring was hit by a pitch and Kile moved both runners up with a sacrifice. Lansing followed with his two-run single.

Dante Bichette doubled to start the sixth. He went to third on Vinny Castilla’s single and, after Todd Helton walked to load the bases, Perez hit a sacrifice fly to make it 4-0.

Notes: Colorado opened a 13-day, 13-game road trip, its longest of the season. ... New York reliever Turk Wendell left the team to go to Denver to be with his wife, Barbara, who just gave birth to the couple’s first child Thursday, Dakota. ... Lopez started in left field, the first time in his career he’s played the outfield. ... The Mets opened an 11-game homestand, their second longest of the year.

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