Mets’ ninth-inning comeback makes it 10 straight

The New York Mets – down two runs to the Cincinnati Reds heading into the ninth – rallied for four runs to capture their tenth straight victory and a share of the lead in the National League East.

The Mets’ 14 hits during their 10-8 victory included two-run homers by Carlos Delgado, Fernando Tatis and David Wright. Delgado knocked in the go-ahead run with a slice to left-center in the ninth, and Tatis added an insurance run with a double down the left field line. Billy Wagner retired the bottom half of the inning for his 23rd save of the season.

Starter Johan Santana lasted just four innings, giving up five earned runs, six hits (two of them homers) and three walks. He lost his no hitter in the second inning when Edwin Encarnacion singled to center, making it 7,416 Mets games without a no hitter.

With the Philadelphia Phillies idle, the Mets took a share of the N.L. East. The win streak marks the Mets’ longest since 1991.

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