Showing posts with label 2013 Regular Season Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 Regular Season Games. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 162 - Brewers (2) at Mets (3) - Mets Celebrate Piazza Day with Win


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Milwaukee (74-88)000200000262
N.Y. Mets (74-88)«10000002x331

W: V. Black (3-0) L: B. Kintzler (3-3) S: F. Francisco (1)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Eric Young won the National League stolen base crown with 46 and helped the Mets rally past Milwaukee 3-2 on Sunday when the Brewers botched two bunts in the eighth inning.

The speedy Young swiped two bases in the first, scored on a shallow sacrifice fly and later threw out a runner at the plate from left field. He began the day tied for the NL lead in steals with Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura, who sat out for the 10th time in 11 games.

Young's father led the NL in stolen bases with 53 for the Rockies in 1996.

Playing in front of their third sellout this season, the injury-riddled Mets prevented a four-game sweep by Milwaukee and finished 74-88 for the second consecutive year. They have endured five straight losing seasons since moving into Citi Field.

Before the game, former slugger Mike Piazza was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame during a 30-minute ceremony on the field.

After the final out, Young applauded as Mets players tossed their caps into the stands behind the dugout.

Center fielder Juan Lagares also cut down a Milwaukee runner at the plate in the fourth to help starter Jonathon Niese escape further damage.

Marco Estrada allowed two hits in seven sharp innings for the Brewers, who finished 74-88 for fourth place in the NL Central. They had won four games in a row and 12 of 17.

Estrada struck out eight and walked none.

Milwaukee scored twice on five singles and a walk in the fourth, then carried a 2-1 lead into the eighth. Lagares reached on a throwing error by shortstop Jeff Bianchi, and Juan Centeno dropped down a bunt in front of home plate.

Second baseman Scooter Gennett was late covering first and bumped into umpire CB Bucknor while trying to navigate his way toward the bag. The low throw from catcher Jonathan Lucroy skipped up the right field line for an error that allowed Lagares to score all the way from first.

Wilfredo Tovar sacrificed and reached safely when first baseman Sean Halton made an ill-advised throw to third. Pinch-runner Matt den Dekker beat the play, putting runners at the corners.

One out later, Young drove in the go-ahead run with a dribbler to reliever Brandon Kintzler (3-3).

Vic Black (3-0) pitched a hitless inning for the win and Frank Francisco struck out two of three batters in the ninth for his first save since Sept. 1 last year.

Box Score:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 162


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 162:

  1. Eric Young Jr. lf
  2. Lucas Duda, 1b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  5. Mike Baxter, rf
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Juan Centeno, c
  8. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 162 - Brewers at Mets - Estrada vs Niese - Final Game of 2013 - Mike Piazza Day


Milwaukee Brewers (74-87) at New York Mets (73-88) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Estrada (R) 20 7-4 4.025.25-22.179/23@ATLW7.0201-020.21.74
J. Niese (L) 23 8-8 3.745.23-52.689/24@CINW7.0822-120.13.10

Preview:

The Brewers try to cap the season with a four-game sweep of the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field. The Mets will also celebrate Mike Piazza going into the Mets Hall of Fame.

Milwaukee (74-87) won Saturday 4-2 in 10 innings to pick up its 12th win in 17 games, a far departure from its 2-8 start to the season. Carlos Gomez snapped out of a 3-for-25 slump with four hits, including the go-ahead single.

The Mets (73-88) have lost three straight and will finish with a losing record for a fifth straight year, but Collins is close to an agreement to remain manager as the club attempts to build a winner.

Fielding an inexperienced lineup depleted by injuries and trades, Collins has kept the Mets competitive down the stretch without most of his top players.

One thing Collins has been unable to do is find a way to beat Milwaukee at Citi Field.

The Brewers have won 10 of 11 at the Mets' ballpark.

Recap: Game 161 - Brewers (4) at Mets (2) - The Carlos Gomez Show at Citi


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Milwaukee (74-87)«00010001024121
N.Y. Mets (73-88)0001000010250

W: D. Hand (1-5) L: S. Atchison (3-3) S: A. Figaro (1)
HR: MIL - C. Gomez (24)   NYM - None

Recap:
Looks like he has to take a shit

The Ex Met - Carlos Gomez homered and had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning that sent Milwaukee past the New York Mets 4-2 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory. Gomez stole two bases in the second to give him 39 this season. The All-Star center fielder singled in the eighth before Betancourt's bases-loaded sacrifice fly gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead.

Yuniesky Betancourt drove in two runs for the Brewers (74-87), who have won six of seven and 12 of 17. Milwaukee has taken the first three in a four-game set at Citi Field -- all by the same score -- to give the club five victories in its final seven series.

Eric Young Jr. singled home the tying run for the Mets in the ninth on an 0-2 pitch from rookie Donovan Hand. David Wright had a chance to win it, but he grounded sharply into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.

Pinch-hitter Caleb Gindl drew a four-pitch walk from Scott Atchison (3-3) to start the 10th and went to third on Jonathan Lucroy's broken-bat single. Gomez followed with a flare to right-center to put Milwaukee ahead. Betancourt added an RBI single.

Donovan Hand (1-5) initially tried for a six-out save and instead wound up with his first major league win. With the Brewers resting closer Jim Henderson, Alfredo Figaro got three straight outs for his first career save.

Captain David Wright went 0 for 5 and stranded six runners after sitting out Friday night with a sore right thumb. He grounded out ending the seventh, leaving three aboard after New York loaded the bases with no outs.

Young lined out to center field and Lucas Duda popped up before Wright came to bat. The Mets, who have managed 13 runs in their last six games, are 2 for 27 (.074) with runners in scoring position during the series.

All-Star shortstop Jean Segura returned to Milwaukee's lineup after missing nine games because of a strained right hamstring, but was lifted in the eighth. Segura and Young remained tied for tops in the NL with 44 stolen bases.

Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson allowed one hit over five innings in his first major league start.

Box Score:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 161


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 161

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Lucas Duda, 1b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  5. Mike Baxter, rf
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Aaron Harang, rhp

Preview: Game 161 - Brewers at Mets - Nelson vs Harang


Milwaukee Brewers (73-87) at New York Mets (73-87) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Nelson (R) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.00---ND0.0000-05.00.00
A. Harang (R) 3 0-1 4.246.00-14.919/23@CINND6.0520-117.04.24

Preview:

The Brewers (73-87) hope to have Jean Segura in their lineup on Saturday against New York, while the Mets could be without David Wright again.

A win Saturday would clinch Milwaukee's fifth series victory in its last seven to end the year. The club has won nine of 13.

Segura has missed nine straight contests due to a strained right hamstring, but manager Ron Roenicke said he could start Saturday. He's hitting .296 in 145 games and his 44 stolen bases have him tied with New York's Eric Young for the NL lead.

Wright, who has played in five games since returning from his own strained right hamstring, missed Friday's contest due to a thumb injury. He cleared concussion tests after a changeup to the helmet forced him to leave Thursday's opener, but jammed his right thumb while hitting the dirt on the same play. The Mets (73-87) could use his bat after totaling 11 runs over their last five games.

Recap: Game 160 - Brewers (4) at Mets (2) - Brew Crew Outslugs Mets


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N.Y. Mets (73-87)010001000280

W: Y. Gallardo (12-10) L: C. Torres (4-6) S: J. Henderson (28)
HR: MIL - N. Aoki (8),K. Davis (11),M. Maldonado (4)   NYM - None

Recap:

Norichika Aoki hit a leadoff homer, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Martin Maldonado also homered and Gallardo (12-10) went six innings to end his inconsistent season with a win.

The right-hander, who won 33 games over the previous two years, finished 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA in eight starts since returning from a strained left hamstring.

The fourth-place Brewers are closing strong, too. They have won three straight and five of six, giving them nine victories in their last 10 road games against New York.

Brandon Kintzler worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save in 32 tries.

The punchless Mets played without All-Star third baseman David Wright, who sat out with a sore right thumb, and lost 4-2 to Milwaukee for the second consecutive game. The star slugger jammed his thumb when he hit the dirt after he was plunked by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg.

Justin Turner knocked in a run with an infield single in the sixth to cut it to 3-2. New York had the bases loaded with one out, but Gallardo struck out Juan Lagares before Daniel Murphy tried to score from third on a pitch in the dirt.

Maldonado blocked the ball in front of him and scrambled back in time to tag Murphy, who tried to hurdle the catcher at home plate.

Box Score:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 160


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 160:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Justin Turner - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Lucas Duda - 1B
  5. Mike Baxter - RF
  6. Matt den Dekker - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud  - C
  8. Omar Quintanilla - SS
  9. Carlos Torres - RHP

Preview: Game 160 - Brewers at Mets - Gallardo vs Torres


Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) at New York Mets (73-86) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
Y. Gallardo (R) 30 11-10 4.236.06-43.839/21STLL7.0421-120.03.60
C. Torres (R) 8 4-5 3.365.03-22.409/22@PHIW6.0721-114.02.57

Preview:

The Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) have won eight of nine visits to Flushing after taking the opener of this four-game set 4-2 on Thursday.

Carlos Gomez is scheduled to return from his suspension Friday night when the Brewers attempt to continue their success at Citi Field.

The center fielder is expected back in the lineup, and that should provide a lift. He leads Milwaukee with a career-high 23 homers and his 71 RBIs are a personal best.

That power and production has been on display over the past nine games. He's only 7 for 32 (.219) in that stretch, but has four homers, a double, triple and eight RBIs.

Milwaukee looks to win for the fifth time in six games overall as it sends Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23 ERA) to the mound.

The right-hander has been impressive since returning from a strained left hamstring, going 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA in seven starts.

He had been 2-3 with a 7.22 ERA over his previous seven outings.

Recap: Game 159 - Brewers (4) at Mets (2) - Mets Beaned and Battered at Citi


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Milwaukee (72-87)«040000000471
N.Y. Mets (73-86)001000001280

W: A. Figaro (3-3) L: D. Gee (12-11) S: J. Henderson (27)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - J. Satin (3)

Recap:

Johnny Hellweg had beaned Mets All-Star David Wright, hit another batter and walked four in the first four innings. Wright too was fine, after being hit in the helmet by a changeup from Hellweg.

The All-Star third baseman went down on hands and knees for several moments before a Mets trainer rushed out to check on him. He then walked off without assistance, flipping his batting helmet in one hand.

Hellweg, the PCL pitcher of the year for Triple-A Nashville, where he was 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA, said he was shaken by the two-out pitch, and it showed. He hit Lucas Duda in the back of the leg with the next pitch and then walked Mike Baxter on four pitches to load the bases.

After loading the bases, Matt den Dekker struck out for the Mets, who entered with a home record worse than all in the National League except the Cubs (31-50).

Coming off a road trip in which they won five of six, the Mets were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position in dropping to 32-46 at Citi Field.

Alfredo Figaro (3-3) took over and he balked a runner to second when he dropped the ball to the mound while bringing his arm back during his delivery. He pitched two innings for the win.

Dillon Gee (12-11) has been one of the Mets' most consistent pitchers since May 30. He entered with a 2.57 ERA in 21 starts since then and, except for an unfortunate third inning, he shut down the short-handed Brewers for six innings.

Milwaukee was playing without Carlos Gomez, who was serving a one-game suspension for inciting a benches-clearing fracas against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. Jean Segura missed his eighth straight game because of a strained right hamstring. He entered leading the NL with 44 steals but Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. tied him by swiping two bases. Young scored on Daniel Murphy's groundout in the third.

Jim Henderson gave up a homer, affirmed by video review, to pinch-hitter Josh Satin before striking out three for his 27th save.

The Brewers scored four times in the second, Gee walked Khris Davis to start the inning. Caleb Gindl singled to left-center and, after an out, Juan Francisco drove in a run with a slow-rolling grounder up the middle. Jeff Bianchi added another RBI with a soft blooper to left. Scooter Gennett capped the inning with a two-run single.

Lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth, Gee gave up four runs and seven hits. He walked two in finishing the season at 199 innings, an encouraging sign after missing much of last season following surgery to remove a blood clot from an artery in his pitching shoulder.



Box Score:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 159


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 159:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Mike Baxter, rf
  6. Matt den Dekker, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 159 - Brewers at Mets - Hellweg vs Gee


Milwaukee Brewers (71-87) at New York Mets (73-85) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Hellweg (R) 6 1-4 7.434.01-19.359/20STLND5.0721-116.05.06
D. Gee (R) 31 12-10 3.546.04-52.539/21@PHIW6.0741-119.23.66

Preview:


The Mets open a three game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. This series will end the season for both teams. New York limited the playoff-bound Reds to four hits in a 1-0 victory Wednesday, lowering the team's ERA during a 9-4 stretch to 2.61.

The Mets, who have a 3.78 ERA this season, will start Dillon Gee (12-10, 3.54 ERA). The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in his last five starts and is seeking to match his career high for victories, set in 2011.

Gee allowed four runs over six innings Saturday in Philadelphia but got enough support for a 5-4 win. He gave up three runs in his final frame amid a heavy downpour.

Gee is seven innings shy of reaching 200 for the first time, a remarkable feat for someone who entered this season after surgery to remove a blood clot in his right shoulder.

Gee dropped to 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA in two career starts against Milwaukee after permitting seven runs in 5 1-3 innings of an 8-0 loss May 15, 2012.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 158 - Mets (1) at Reds (0) - Dice-K, Bullpen, Terrific


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N.Y. Mets (73-85)«001000000140
Cincinnati (90-69)000000000040

W: D. Matsuzaka (3-3) L: M. Latos (14-7) S: L. Hawkins (13)
HR: NYM - None   CIN - None

Recap:

Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati's Mat Latos in the New York Mets' 1-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

Eric Young Jr. drove in the only run for the Mets, who won two of three in the series to further dampen Cincinnati's hopes of hosting the National League wild-card playoff game on Tuesday.

The Reds came into the game in third place in the Central Division and second in the wild-card standings, one game behind Pittsburgh. The Pirates and Reds end the regular season with a three-game series starting Friday in Cincinnati.

Matsuzaka (3-3) allowed two walks and hit a batter. He struck out six and evened his record after three losses and a no-decision in his first four starts after joining the Mets in August.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 158


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 158:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Justin Turner, 3b
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Juan Lagares, cf
  6. Mike Baxter, rf
  7. Juan Centeno, c
  8. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview: Game 158 - Mets at Reds - Dice-K vs Latos


New York Mets (72-85) at Cincinnati Reds (90-68) 12:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
D. Matsuzaka (R) 6 2-3 5.525.21-15.529/20@PHIW6.0422-018.21.93
M. Latos (R) 31 14-6 3.236.09-12.899/20@PITND6.0840-119.25.49

Preview:

Cincinnati (90-68) is headed to the postseason, but the team was eying a bigger prize that could become out of reach with one more defeat.

The Reds are third in the division race, one game back of Pittsburgh for second and three behind first-place St. Louis with four games to play.

Mat Latos (14-6, 3.23 ERA), who is probably getting his last chance at a career high in wins.

The right-hander is 0-1 with a 5.49 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .316 over his last three starts. However, taking the mound at home could be just what he needs to reach the milestone.

Happy Recap: Game 157 - Mets (4) at Reds (2) - Niese, Murphy's 3-Run Bomb Dooms Cincy Hopes for Division Title


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N.Y. Mets (72-85)«0400000004100
Cincinnati (90-68)010010000280

W: J. Niese (8-8) L: M. Leake (14-7) S: V. Black (1)
HR: NYM - D. Murphy (13)   CIN - None

Recap:

Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer off Mike Leake, whose long streak of scoreless innings got shattered early, and the New York Mets beat Cincinnati 4-2 on Tuesday night, a costly setback to the Reds' hopes of another division title.

The Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates clinched playoff spots on Monday night, but hoped to chase down the first-place St. Louis Cardinals with closing surges. Leake's one very bad inning made that much less likely for the Reds.

Cincinnati fell a daunting three games behind St. Louis, which beat Washington 2-0 on Tuesday night. If they can't catch up, they are headed for the wild card playoff game next Tuesday.

Leake (14-7) gave up four runs and eight hits in only 1 2-3 innings, matching the shortest start of his career. Wilfredo Tovar ended his scoreless innings streak at 21 2-3 with an RBI single, and Murphy's homer gave left-hander Jon Niese (8-8) the big lead.

Jon Niese kept lefties Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in check again, holding them to a combined 0 for 6 with four strikeouts. Niese allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. Vic Black faced three batters in the ninth, getting his first career save on his second try.

Votto is 2 for 15 in his career against Niese with seven strikeouts. Bruce is 2 for 13 with six strikeouts.

Niese also got off to a rough start, giving up singles to Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips on his first two pitches of the game. He got out of that threat with the help of center fielder Juan Lagares, who nailed Choo at the plate as he tried to score on Ryan Ludwick's single.

Eric Young Jr. had a single and a double, scored a run and stole his 42nd base for the Mets, who have won eight of 12.

Game Notes:

Murphy's 13 homers are a career high. ... Young has 26 steals in the second half of the season, most in the majors. ... Leake also lasted 1 2-3 innings on July 30 last season against San Diego. ... Leake's scoreless streak was the longest by a Reds starter since Tom Browning threw 23 straight scoreless innings in 1990, when the Reds won the World Series. The series concludes with a day game on Wednesday. RHP Mat Latos (14-6) starts for Cincinnati against RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3).

Box Score:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 157


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 157:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Juan Lagares, cf
  6. Mike Baxter, rf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 157 - Mets at Reds - Niese vs Leake


New York Mets (71-85) at Cincinnati Reds (90-67) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Niese (L) 22 7-8 3.815.24-35.669/19SFL7.0721-219.14.66
M. Leake (R) 30 14-6 3.216.06-43.679/17@HOUW8.0503-021.10.84

Preview:

Mike Leake will try to continue his dazzling stretch and help pull the Reds closer to the top of the NL Central on Tuesday night against the New York Mets.

Cincinnati (90-67) has qualified for the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the "The Big Red Machine" won World Series titles in 1975 and 1976.

Shin-Soo Choo booked the latest trip Monday, when he hit a long drive off the top of the wall in left-center to drive in Devin Mesoraco and clinch a 3-2, 10-inning win over New York.

Giving the ball to Leake (14-6, 3.21 ERA) should give Cincinnati a strong chance to potentially close that gap, while the Cardinals host Washington.

Leake has been utterly dominant of late, winning three straight starts behind a 0.84 ERA.

He's thrown a career-high 20 1-3 scoreless innings over that stretch, becoming the ninth Reds starter to reach at least 20 since 1974 and first since Mat Latos went 21 innings from April 19-May 5.

Recap: Game 156 - Mets (2) at Reds (3) - Mets Lose in 10, Reds clinch playoff spot


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Cincinnati (90-67)«02000000013101

W: M. Parra (2-3) L: G. Burke (0-3)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (15)   CIN - None

Recap:

Shin-Soo Choo drove in the winning run with a single off the wall in the 10th inning, and the Reds secured their third playoff spot in four years shortly after beating the New York Mets 3-2 on Monday night.

The Reds clinched theirs after Choo's drive smacked high off the wall in left-center field. Eight minutes later, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-3, clinching an NL wild card for Pittsburgh.

The Reds were pulling for first-place St. Louis to lose. Instead, the Cardinals retained their two-game lead over Cincinnati and Pittsburgh in the NL Central.

The Reds kept pace with St. Louis despite squandering plenty of chances to end it early. They wasted a chance in the ninth, when David Aardsma pitched out of a bases-loaded threat by retiring Todd Frazier on a fly out.

Greg Burke (0-3) gave up a one-out single to Devin Mesoraco in the 10th, and Derrick Robinson singled him to third. Choo followed with his third hit of the game, off left-hander Sean Henn, a drive high off the wall in left-center. Choo headed for the dugout after crossing first base.

Johnny Cueto made a second solid start since coming off the disabled list, an encouraging sign for Cincinnati's postseason plans. The right-hander has been sidelined three times by soreness near his shoulder.

He gave up two runs -- one earned -- on Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly and solo homer, which snapped an 0-for-17 slump. In two starts, Cueto has allowed eight hits and one earned run in 12 innings.

Aaron Harang is 3-0 in four career starts against the Reds, including a 4-2 victory with Seattle on July 5 at Great American Ball Park. The Mariners later released him with a 5-11 record.

The Reds sustained their hopes of another division title by winning another long game -- they are 13-9 in extra innings.

They were six games out on Aug. 9, in danger of falling out of the division's three-team race. They regrouped and have taken the race down to the final week by winning 12 of their last 17.

Game Notes

New York's David Wright had his hitting streak ended at eight games. ... Billy Hamilton got in as a pinch-runner in the eighth and stole second, leaving him 13 for 13 in attempts. The Mets called for a pitchout but Frank Francisco threw it over the plate. ...

Box Score:
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