Tejada Delivers Walkoff Winner

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by Ed Tsunoda on July 8, 2014

With every game counting double in the standings against the division leading Braves, the Mets rode an emotional roller coaster last night, blowing a late 2 run lead before getting an eighth inning game tying home run from Curtis Granderson and a walk off single from Ruben Tejada in extra innings for the 4-3 win. David Wright had a home run and Travis d’Arnaud continued his resurgence with an RBI 2B behind 7 shutout innings from Daisuke Matsuzaka to put the Met up early.

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Juan Lagares doubled off Anthony Varvaro (3-2) with one out in the 11th, and Lucas Duda was intentionally walked before Lagares went to third on d’Arnaud’s long fly to center.

Tejada lined the next pitch up the middle and tossed his helmet aside after rounding first. His jubilant teammates chased him down to celebrate in shallow center field.

“Feels pretty good,” Tejada said.”Stayed positive, keep working.”

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