Urena Delivers Walk-Off Hit to Beat Yankees in 11
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Jhoan Urena delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the St. Lucie Mets to a 4-3 win over the Tampa Yankees on Saturday at First Data Field.
Tampa scored two runs in the sixth inning to tie the game 3-3 and the teams played scoreless ball until Urena's heroics at the end.
The bottom of the 11th started easy enough for Yankees reliever Matt Frawley when he retired the first two batters. But Michael Paez kept the inning going with a walk. Peter Alonso came up next and was walked by Frawley on four pitches to force Paez up to second base.
The Yankees went to reliever Jordan Foley to face Urena. Foley got ahead in the count 1-2, but Urena grounded a ball through the left side of the infield to plate Paez for the winning run.
Urena went 2 for 5. He also had a two-out RBI single in the first inning to get the Mets on the board.
Mets starter Scarlyn Reyes was electric. He struck out 10 batters over six impressive innings. He allowed three runs. Tampa's Tim Lynch hit a game-tying two-out double in the sixth, but Reyes got a ground out to strand Lynch at second base.
Alonso walked three times and was hit by a pitch after going 5 for 7 with three doubles and homer in the first two games of the series. His 11-game hitting streak ended.
Mets reliever Josh Torres pitched two scoreless innings in extras to earn his first win in the Mets organization.
Stephen Nogosek tossed two scoreless innings and Alex Palsha worked a scoreless seventh after the first two runners reached base.
Tim Tebow went 1 for 5 with a two-out RBI single in the third inning that broke a 1-1 tie.
The Mets (17-25, 50-60) and Yankees (26-15, 65-46) conclude their series at First Data Field on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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