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)
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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.

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.