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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