Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Despite their best efforts, the Mets just
couldn't overcome the Diamondbacks in the finale of a four-game series between
the teams on Thursday.
Cliff Pennington's two-out RBI single in the top of the 15th inning ultimately
proved to be the deciding hit that sent Arizona past New York by a 5-4 count,
but not before the hosts made things interesting to stay alive.
Facing one-run deficits in the bottom of the 13th and 14th innings, Anthony
Recker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit solo homers to prolong the contest.
Arizona's Brad Ziegler then stranded two runners in scoring position in the
bottom of the 15th, inducing a game-ending grounder to first from Nieuwenhuis
for his first save of the year. That ended a 5-hour, 46-minute marathon from
Chaz Roe (1-0) picked up the win despite serving up Nieuwenhuis' tying homer
in the 14th, while Scott Rice (3-5) took the loss after giving up the go-ahead
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