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Photograph of Carlos Beltran being welcomed by teammates after his 13th inning, game-winning 2-run home run by Julie Jacobson/AP

  • Mets 5 Arizona 3 (13 innings): They simply couldn’t afford to blow this one. Up 3-0, thanks to a brilliant start from Mike Pelfrey, the Mets lost their lead when Billy Wagner served up a three-run dinger in the ninth to Mark Reynolds. Reynolds’ home run came on a full count, with two outs and right after he appeared to get hit by a ball in the foot. But, he was not awarded first and instead he hit a home run that could have absolutely destroyed the Mets if they had lost the game.

    But, Carlos Beltran stepped up and delivered the big hit this club has been searching for. With one on in the 13th, Beltran his a bomb to right center that cleared the 371 sign, sending the crowd home relieved and snapping a five-game losing streak for the Mets.

  • Oakland 8 Yankees 4: Darrell Rasner was due to turn in a clunker and Wednesday he got killed. Rasner couldn’t make it out of the fourth, giving up nine hits and seven runs and the Yankees could not come back.