Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Ruben Tejada hit a game-winning two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field.
David Wright hit a two-run homer for the Mets, who halted a three-game skid.
Corey Hart hit a solo home run while Prince Fielder and Lorenzo Cain also drove in a run for the Brewers, who have lost two of three.
New York came to bat in the bottom of the ninth trailing, 3-2, against John Axford (8-2). Ike Davis started the frame with a double and Josh Thole hit a one-out bloop single to shallow left to put runners on the corners.
Tejada, who finished the game with three hits, then roped a double to the gap in left-center field as both runners crossed the plate and the Mets were victorious.
Elmer Dessens (4-2), who pitched the ninth for New York, picked up the win.
While neither starting pitcher factored in the decision, both were solid. Milwaukee southpaw Randy Wolf went seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits, while Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs on five hits over 7 1/3 frames.
The Brewers opened the scoring in the top of the fourth inning when Cain doubled home Casey McGehee, who drew a two-out walk and raced around to score on Cain’s shot to center field.
Hart’s 31st homer of the year in the sixth inning gave Milwaukee a 2-0 lead.
The Mets knotted the contest in the bottom of the sixth. Lucas Duda laced a two-out single before Wright stepped to the plate and belted his 27th home run over the wall in left field.
A groundout off the bat of fielder in the eighth gave the visitors a 3-2 edge. Joe Inglett led off with a double and moved to third on a grounder by Hart before Fielder’s ground ball brought him home.
The scheduled opener of this series was rained out on Monday. The teams will play a single-admission double header on Wednesday starting at 4:10 p.m. (et)…Wright needs two more RBI to reach the century mark for the season…The Mets outhit the Brewers, 8-5…Both starters threw 108 pitches.