Mets End Royals Winning Streak On Walkoff Homer
Associated Press - August 2, 2013 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) – Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame a blown lead to beat Kansas City 4-2 Friday night, snapping the Royals’ winning streak at nine.
Young slammed a 3-1 pitch from Luis Mendoza (2-6) over the right field fence for his first career game ending hit and just his second home run of the season. It scored Omar Quintanilla, who had walked.
The Mets led 2-0 on a first inning homer by David Wright, but New York’s beat up bullpen couldn’t protect it as Kansas City scored single runs in the eighth and ninth innings to tie it.
The Royals, whose surge matched the team’s fifth longest winning streak, were trying for their first 10 game run since they won 14 straight in 1994.
Carlos Torres (2-2), New York’s scheduled starter for Saturday, worked two innings for the win in the 4 hour, 7 minute marathon.