Final in 10
7:00 PM ET, April 24, 2013
Citi Field, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Jordany Valdespin began the night on the bench and ended it partying at home plate.A late-inning substitute, Valdespin hit a grand slam in the 10th as the New York Mets rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Wednesday to save early sensation Matt Harvey from his first loss of the season.
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To open a roster spot for Lilly, the Dodgers optioned catcher Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque. ... New York has three grand slams in 19 games this season. ... Mets LHP Jonathon Niese said he might push his bullpen back a day this week but he'll definitely make his next scheduled start Sunday against Philadelphia. Niese was knocked out of Tuesday night's game by a third-inning comebacker that bruised his lower right leg.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Ted Lilly #29 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the first inning against...(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||M Kemp grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, M Ellis scored, A Gonzalez out at second.||1||0|
|5th||R Tejada singled to right, M Harvey scored.||1||1|
|6th||M Kemp homered to right (337 feet), A Gonzalez scored.||3||1|
|6th||J Turner hit sacrifice fly to center, M Byrd scored.||3||2|
|9th||D Wright singled to right center, M Baxter scored.||3||3|
|10th||J Valdespin homered to right (362 feet), J Buck, I Davis and L Duda scored.||3||7|
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|Stadium||Citi Field, New York, NY|
|Attendance||24,130 (57.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||53 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mark Wegner, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Mike Winters|
Jordany Valdespin (NYM): 1st walk-off grand slam by Mets since June 25, 1991 - Kevin McReynolds off Scott Ruskin. (from Mark Simon): 6th mets walk-off slam-- tim harkness, jim hickman, mike jorgensen, tim teufel, kevin McReynolds the other 5
Matt Kemp's sixth inning home run Wednesday went 337 feet, it is the shortest home run of his career and the second shortest in the history of Citi Field.
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