NEW YORK (AP) – Light-hitting rookie Ruben Tejada laced a two-run double in the ninth inning off closer John Axford, rallying the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
David Wright had a two-run homer and the Mets opened their final homestand of the season with their third consecutive win.
Corey Hart homered for Milwaukee and Randy Wolf pitched seven strong innings. Lorenzo Cain had an RBI double.
Axford (8-2) struck out Wright to escape an eighth-inning jam, but Ike Davis opened the ninth with a double off the base of the right-center fence. Josh Thole blooped a one-out single to left that put runners at the corners and Tejada drove the next pitch up the left-center alley for his third hit of the night.