Mets get 13th straight win over Reds, 5-3 on Cespedes' HR
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes follows through on a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
CINCINNATI (AP) Yoenis Cespedes hit the most damaging of New York's four homers, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, as the Mets rallied for their 13th straight victory over the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3 on Tuesday night.
The Mets' winning streak is their longest against Cincinnati. The club record against any opponent is 15 straight wins against Pittsburgh in 1986-87. New York has won 18 of its last 20 against Cincinnati, including its division-clinching win at Great American Ball Park last Sept. 26.
Overall, New York has won 13 of 17 to tighten the NL wild card race.
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Curtis Granderson and Jose Reyes had solo shots off Brandon Finnegan. Cespedes connected off Michael Lorenzen (2-1) for his 28th homer. Alejandro De Aza had a pinch-hit homer in the ninth.