Swihart’s Inside-The-Park Home Run Pushes Red Sox Past Mets In 10 Innings

By CHARLES O’BRIEN
Associated Press

       NEW YORK (AP) – Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night.

        The Red Sox, visiting the Mets for the first time since 2001, scored three times in the 10th. Swihart led off with a drive that appeared to clear the center field wall and bounce back into play, but the ball was ruled in play.

        The NL East-leading Mets rallied in the bottom half when reliever Junichi Tazawa walked four straight batters with two outs to force home a run. Craig Breslow replaced Tazawa and retired Yoenis Cespedes on a fly ball for his first save.

        Tommy Layne (1-1) got the win. Carlos Torre (5-6) took the loss.

        Mets ace Matt Harvey pitched six shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out eight.
 
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