Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Jesus Feliciano tripled to deep right-center to open the ninth inning and scored the game-winning run on Carlos Beltran’s sacrifice fly, as the Mets beat the Diamondbacks, 5-4.
David Wright went 2-for-4 with three RBI, while Angel Pagan had three hits and scored twice for New York, which lost of the opener of this three-game set on Friday, 9-6.
Francisco Rodriguez (4-2) threw a scoreless top of the ninth to get the win, the Mets’ first in five games against Arizona this season.
Juan Gutierrez (0-6) was on the hill in the bottom half to take the loss, the club’s eighth in nine games. Justin Upton knocked in three runs in defeat.
New York’s Bobby Parnell started on the hill with a 2-1 lead in the seventh and loaded the bases on a pinch-hit double, single and walk. Upton, who in the third inning hit a sacrifice fly with the bases full, laced a double down the right-field line that plated Tony Abreu and Chris Young for a 3-2 Arizona edge.
Kelly Johnson then beat Ike Davis’s throw home on Adam LaRoche’s dribbler off Pedro Feliciano, who managed to keep it a two-run game from there.
Wright’s two-run double off D.J. Carrasco in roughly the same spot as Upton’s tied the game in the bottom half, and Beltran’s fly to right in the ninth was plenty deep to plate Feliciano without a play at the plate to earn the win.
Mets starter Hisanori Takahashi lasted six innings and allowed just one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out 10. His counterpart, Barry Enright, also had a quality start, throwing six frames and yielding two runs on four hits and three walks.
Wright followed Upton’s sac fly with a two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the third to tie the game.
Jose Reyes gave the Mets the lead in the fifth with an RBI hit to right.
Young, Johnson and Miguel Montero each had two hits for Arizona, which went 3- for-11 with runners in scoring position…In the series finale on Sunday, newly-acquired Dan Hudson will make his Arizona debut against Jon Niese…The D’Backs also made two trades on Saturday, acquiring outfielder Ryan Church, infielder Bobby Crosby and Carrasco from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for catcher Chris Snyder, infielder Pedro Ciriaco and cash considerations, while also sending reliever Chad Qualls to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later.