Tejada's single sweeps Marlins

Published On: Sep 23 2012 04:35:06 PM EDT
NEW YORK -

Ruben Tejada singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over Miami on Sunday, their seventh straight against the Marlins.

Scott Hairston led off the inning with a single, took second on a passed ball by Rob Brantly, and was safe at third when pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin beat the throw on what would have been an inning-ending double play.  Instead, pinch-hitter Fred Lewis was intentionally walked after Valdespin was allowed to take second.

Tejada lined a pitch from right-hander Ryan Webb (4-3) into shallow left field and sprinted toward first with his finger in the air as the rest of the Mets poured out of the dugout.

David Wright hit a two-run homer in the first and Bobby Parnell (5-4) pitched the top of the ninth for the win.

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