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Mets Dump Reds in Season Ending Game

By HOWIE RUMBERG

AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Reyes bunted for a base hit in the first

inning to enhance his NL batting title chances, then was lifted for

a pinch runner as fans booed after what could have been his final

at-bat for the New York Mets during a season-ending 3-0 win over

the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

The hit elevated Reyes' average to .337057 and gave him a 2 1-2

point lead over Ryan Braun, who was at .334525 heading into

Milwaukee's regular-season finale against Pittsburgh. The Mets have

never had a batting champion, but Braun could edge out Reyes by

going 3 for 4.

The dynamic shortstop with a broad grin and bouncy dreadlocks

bunted Edinson Volquez's second pitch down the third-base line, and

a charging Juan Francisco couldn't pick up the ball.

 

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