The Mets win on a walkoff homerun to beat the Kansas City Royals
The New York Mets defeated the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The final score was 4-2 and the game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched well, the bullpen pitched pretty well. Ike Davis had three hits and Eric Young Jr. and David Wright each had two hits and two RBI.
Gee pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run. He walked two and struck out four. Scott Rice pitched to one batter and retired him, LaTroy Hawkins pitched to two batters and retired them both and David Aardsma pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks. Pedro Feliciano pitched to one batter and retired him and Torres won his second game of the season pitching two innings giving up two hits and he struck out one.
Young had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had a hit and Wright had two hits and two RBI. Marlon Byrd had a hit and drew a walk, Davis had three hits and drew a walk and Omar Quintanilla had two hits and drew a walk. Davis hit a double; Wright and Young each hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Davis committed an error.
Wade Davis pitched five innings giving up eight hits and two runs with five strikeouts. Kelvin Herrera pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out two, Louis Coleman pitched two innings striking out three and Aaron Crow pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Luis Mendoza pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with two walks.
Eric Hosmer had a hit, Salvador Perez had a hit and an RBI and David Lough had a hit. Miguel Tejada had a hit, Alcides Escobar drew a walk and Elliot Johnson drew a walk. Billy Butler drew a walk, Mendoza had a hit and Justin Maxwell had a hit. Lorenzo Cain had an RBI and drew a walk, Tejada hit a double and the Royals were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Lough and Johnson each had a stolen base.
Wright hit a two run homerun in the first giving the Mets a 2-0 lead. Perez grounded into a force out in the eighth inning to cut the lead to 2-1. In the ninth the Royals tied the game at two on a Cain sacrifice fly. The Mets won the game in the 11th on a two run walkoff homerun by Young Jr.
The Mets record improved to 49-58 and the Royals record dropped to 54-52. The two teams will play game two of the three game series on Saturday afternoon.
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