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9th Inning Homer Dooms Reds

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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