Mets get big boost in 9th to drop Reds

Saturday, July 27, 2002

NEW YORK -- Mo Vaughn singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

After Vaughn sent John Riedling's first pitch back up the middle, Rey Ordonez ran home with his hands in the air as the screaming Merengue Night crowd made Shea Stadium shake.

Phillies 3, Braves 2

ATLANTA -- Gary Sheffield grounded out with the bases loaded to end the game, and Philadelphia held off Atlanta.

Astros 4, Pirates 3

HOUSTON -- Julio Lugo hit a game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to bail out Houston closer Billy Wagner.

Expos 6, Marlins 5

MONTREAL -- Jose Vidro hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting Montreal over Florida.

Brewers 10, Rockies 3

MILWAUKEE -- Mark Loretta hit his career first grand slam and Ben Sheets won for the second time in 15 starts as Milwaukee beat Colorado.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Orioles 9, Red Sox 2

BOSTON -- Rodrigo Lopez pitched eight strong innings for his 11th win, the most by a Baltimore rookie since 1989.

Yankees 12, Devil Rays 9

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Raul Mondesi homered and drove in four runs and Robin Ventura hit a two-run homer as New York beat Tampa Bay.

Tigers 8, Indians 5

CLEVELAND -- Bobby Higginson, Randall Simon and Robert Fick each had four hits and two RBIs to lead Detroit over Cleveland.

Twins 10, Blue Jays 5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jacque Jones hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning as Minnesota beat Toronto.

Rangers 12, Athletics 4

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Carl Everett became the first Texas player to homer twice in an inning, connecting twice in a nine-run seventh, as the Rangers rallied to defeat Oakland.

ELSEWHERE

  • LABOR: After a brief discussion of revenue sharing, baseball's labor talks broke until next week. While the sides met for five hours Thursday and management negotiators expressed optimism, Friday's session lasted for just an hour.

    -- From wire reports

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