Mets Fall to Giants in 10 Innings
Hector Sanchez hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning off Frank Francisco, and the San Francisco Giants came back after blowing the lead in the ninth and just hung on to beat the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night.
Angel Pagan homered in his return to Citi Field as San Francisco built a 3-0 lead in the third for Barry Zito, but solo home runs by Jason Bay in the fourth and rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the fifth started New York’s comeback.
With closer Brian Wilson out for the year following elbow surgery, Santiago Casilla and Javier Lopez combined to allow the Mets to send the game to extra innings on Josh Thole’s tying single.
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