Mets lose in 11 to Los Angeles

May 18, 2009 11:05:08 PM PDT
Errors by Gold Glove center fielder Carlos Beltran and fill-in first baseman Jeremy Reed in the 11th inning proved costly for the New York Mets, who had the go-ahead run taken away on an appeal play in the top of the inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers sneaked away with a 3-2 victory Monday night. The Dodgers have won five of their last six games, after dropping four of their first five following the 50-game suspension Manny Ramirez received for violating baseball's drug policy. They are a major league-best 27-13 overall, and 14 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2006 season 88-74.

New York blew a chance to take the lead in the 11th on a play that was right out of the Mets' 1962 playbook. Ryan Church singled with two outs against Ramon Troncoso and came all the way around on Angel Pagan's drive to the fence in right-center.

But Church missed third base with his right foot and the Dodgers retired him on an appeal play. So instead of an RBI triple, Pagan had to settle for a single, his fourth hit of the game.


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