Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Mike Baxter's pinch-hit single in the bottom
of the 10th inning plated the game's only run and lifted the New York Mets to
a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in the opener of a two-game
set at Citi Field.
New York starter Matt Harvey was the story for much of the night, as the 24-
year-old right-hander struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just one
hit -- an infield single to Alex Rios with two outs in the seventh -- over
nine stellar frames.
The Mets' offense, meanwhile, managed just four hits until the decisive 10th
inning, which started with Ike Davis' leadoff walk off Chicago reliever Nate
Davis then moved to second on Juan Lagares' bunt before racing home on
Baxter's pinch-hit single to right to send the Mets to their third victory in
their last four games.
Bobby Parnell (3-0) pitched a perfect top of the 10th to earn the win.
Chicago starter Hector Santiago was nearly as impressive as Harvey, giving up
just four hits and two walks while fanning eight over seven strong frames, but
it wasn't enough to keep the White Sox from falling for the third time in
their last four tries.
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