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David Wright's single gives New York Mets dramatic win over Milwaukee Brewers

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange
David Wright's single gives New York Mets dramatic win over Milwaukee Brewers
New York Mets' David Wright. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK -- David Wright laced a game-winning single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday afternoon as the New York Mets came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-4, at Citi Field.

Eric Campbell began the winning rally with a leadoff single against right-hander Michael Blazek (1-1). Kevin Plawecki then drew a walk before pinch-hitter Matt Reynolds advanced both runners with a bunt.

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An intentional walk to Curtis Granderson loaded the bases, after which Wright got ahead of Blazek 3-0. But Wright swung at the next pitch, which landed for a clean single in right-centerfield to give the Mets, who trailed 4-1 in the fourth, their first walk-off win of the season.

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored for the Mets (24-18), who have won the first two games of the three-game series. Granderson homered and Asdrubal Cabrera had an RBI single.

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Right-hander Jeurys Familia (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless ninth. Jonathan Villar doubled with one out but was thrown out trying to advance to third on Scooter Gennett's grounder to short.

Ramon Flores hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs for the Brewers (18-25). Villar had three hits, including an RBI single in the fourth.

Granderson gave the Mets a quick lead when he homered on the second pitch of the game. It was the second leadoff homer in the last five games for Granderson.

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The Brewers parlayed Aaron Hill's walks into two-run innings in the second and fourth. Hill walked with one out in the second and scored on Flores' first major league homer, which landed in the Mets bullpen beyond the right-center field fence.

In the fourth, Hill drew a leadoff walk, went to third on a single by Alex Presley and trotted home on Flores sacrifice fly to left. Presley advanced to second on a bunt by pitcher Zach Davies took third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Villar.

Cespedes was at the center of the Mets rallies in the fourth and sixth innings. With one out in the fourth, Cespedes singled to snap a streak of nine straight batters retired by Davies. Cespedes moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Cabrera.

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Cespedes tied the game in the sixth, when Michael Conforto walked with one out before Cespedes wrapped a homer around the left field foul pole.

Davies allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings. Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings.

NOTES: Mets 1B Lucas Duda (lower back) was scratched about 3 1/2 hours before first pitch. Duda, who missed two games earlier this week with a back injury, underwent an MRI Saturday and is expected to receiver further testing. Manager Terry Collins said he was worried about Duda, who missed two weeks with a lower back strain last year, but that it was too early to know if he would need a stint on the disabled list. ... Mets IF Wilmer Flores (strained left hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday. ... Brewers LF Ryan Braun (back) was out of the lineup for a fourth straight day, though manager Craig Counsell said Braun was feeling much better. ... Brewers LHP Will Smith (right knee) threw batting practice and could make his season debut by early June.

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