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Collins won't rein in Reyes on basepaths

A questionable out at third killed a rally, but the Mets need Jose to stay aggressive

Updated: July 2, 2011, 1:24 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets manager Terry Collins had no problem with Jose Reyes trying to take third base in the seventh inning Friday. His problem was with the out call, which thwarted a Mets comeback bid.

Reyes had tagged to second on Justin Turner's long flyout to center field, and when the inbound throw bounced away from relay man Eduardo Nunez, Reyes took off for third. He was ruled out by umpire Jerry Layne, although replays suggested third baseman Alex Rodriguez had missed the tag.

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