Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Eric Young's first home run as a New York Met
came at a crucial time.
His two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Mets to a
4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, in the opener of a three-game
interleague series at Citi Field.
With Luis Mendoza (2-6) pitching for the Royals, Omar Quintanilla walked with
one out. After Justin Turner popped out, Young clubbed a 3-1 fastball over the
Carlos Torres (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the win. Starter
Di;lon Gee allowed just one run on three hits and a pair of walks over seven
innings but ended up with a no-decision.
David Wright also hit a two-run home run, the 220th of his career, tying Mike
Piazza for second all-time in franchise history. However, bad news struck for
him in the bottom of the 10th. While reaching first on an infield single, he
pulled his right hamstring and exited the game.
Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain had an RBI apiece for Kansas City, which was
looking for its first 10-game winning streak since winning 14 in a row in
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