Ike Davis helped the Mets avoid a San Francisco sweep with a 10th-inning RBI double Sunday as New York topped the Giants 4-3.
Johan Santana threw a gem, but closer Francisco Rodriguez blew the save in the ninth only to get the win in the 10th.
In the ninth, pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa hit a two-run single to tie the game, but he was later called out at the plate trying to score on a Freddy Sanchez choppy grounder to third. David Wright’s throw home was high and Henry Blanco dropped down the tag, but Ishikawa clearly slid in underneath.
Davis’ blast off the high brick wall in right field scored Jason Bay in the 10th, and K-Rod was able to hold on to the win despite allowing runners on first and second.
Santana threw eight innings, giving up just one earned run on eight hits and a walk. He lost his no-hitter on a Freddy Sanchez first-inning single, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,736 New York Mets games with no no-no.