Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Andrew Brown's two-run single in the bottom of the 13th lifted the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, in the opener of a four-game set at CitiField.
Brown's hit came with two strikes and two outs for the Mets, who improved to 2-2 on their current seven-game homestand. Marlon Byrd added three hits for New York, which won despite leaving 20 runners on base and going just 5-for-20 with runners in scoring position.
Cody Ross homered to lead off the 13th inning, but it wasn't enough for Arizona, which also struggled at the plate, leaving 11 runners on base, going just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and tallying just five hits over the final seven innings off the Mets bullpen.
Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run homer and Aaron Hill went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks, who have dropped four straight, fell to 1-6 on their current 10-game road trip and lost for the seventh time in eight games overall.