The Reds beat the Mets 5-4 in 10 innings afternoon, winning the rubber game of the series. Both victories came on walk off home runs. Laynce Nix lifted one over the fence on Monday night. Today, it was Orlando Cabrera who launched one in the bottom of the 10th to give a “W” to the battlin’ Redlegs.
It was a typical start for Johnny Cueto, showing both the dominating pitcher and the one that seems to lose focus periodically. He did turn in a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings. Cueto struck out eight Mets’ hitters.
Arthur Rhodes and Nick Masset each pitched a scoreless inning in relief, holding the Reds one-run lead. Francisco Cordero couldn’t do the same as he allowed a run in the ninth to tie the game. Micah Owings shut out the Mets in the 10th and was credited with the victory when Orlando Cabrera won it with a blast in the bottom of the inning.
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