NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Heisey hit a go-ahead, three-run homer just moments after making a diving catch and the Cincinnati Reds held off the New York Mets 6-5 on Monday night in the opener of their season-ending series.
Jose Reyes had three hits for the Mets to take over the NL batting lead, but his baserunning blunder in the eighth inning cost them a chance to tie the game.
The speedy Reyes lined an RBI double into the right-field corner to cut it to 6-5, a ball that he normally would turn into a triple without much trouble. But the Mets have instructed Reyes to take it easy on his legs after hamstring injuries landed him on the disabled list twice during the summer, so he cruised toward second base at half-speed and appeared caught in-between.
Perhaps expecting a throw to the plate that would allow him to take third, Reyes took a wide turn around second - much too far.
The Reds threw behind him and he was easily tagged out.
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