Tying the game with a Todd Helton pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth, and again with a solo Carlos Gonzalez home run in the tenth, proved not to be enough as the Colorado Rockies (10-11) fell to the New York Mets (13-9) 6-5 in 11 innings yesterday afternoon in Denver. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-6) tonight at 6:40 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).

A weary Rockies bullpen ultimately couldn’t hold on, as David Wright reached base for the fifth time with a leadoff single in the 11th and came around to score two singles later, when Ike Davis found a hole on the left side of the Rockies infield and damped the fireworks from Helton and Gonzalez.

“In my mind that was one of the gutsiest efforts since I’ve been here managing,” manager Jim Tracy said. “The disappointing thing is that we came up short. But what an effort we gave. You play the game until it’s over. That’s exactly what we did today, and I’m really, really proud of them for that.”

Official: Sunday’s Box Score.

Of the 29 innings played between the Rockies and Mets over the weekend, Rockies starting pitchers handled 14 and the relievers pitched 15, a burden that showed up in extra innings Sunday, but that was staved off by Moyer’s gutsy pitching. The team followed his lead and twice succeeded in tying the game before finally running short in the 11th.

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