04/23 21:30 CDT Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2
Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) --- Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw
out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the
St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi
Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Tejada
cut down Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay from
center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny challenged the call, which was upheld following
a replay review of 1 minute, 20 seconds that showed catcher Travis d'Arnaud
nicked Carpenter with a sweep tag near his armpit.
Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha set career highs with 10 strikeouts and
five walks in the shortest of his 14 regular-season starts in the majors. A
bizarre outing if ever there was one --- but it was that sort of night.