CINCINNATI (AP) - Rod Barajas hit a tiebreaking solo homer in
the ninth inning Tuesday night, rallying the New York Mets to a 5-4
victory after the Cincinnati Reds had caught up with a homer of
their own upheld after a review.
Barajas hit the first pitch from closer Francisco Cordero (1-2)
deep into the seats in left-center field. The catcher has homered
five times in his last nine games.
The Mets blew a 4-2 lead in the eighth when Joey Votto and Scott
Rolen hit back-to-back homers off Fernando Nieve. Rolen's homer was
upheld by an umpire's review - the ball cleared the wall before a
fan touched it.
Pedro Feliciano (1-0) got the final out in the eighth. Francisco
Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save, ending the
Mets' three-game losing streak.
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