Reyes Nearly Hits for Cycle in Mets Win

He's thrown out at home trying to stretch a triple into a homer
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 12:52 AM CDT
Reyes Nearly Hits for Cycle in Mets Win
New York Mets' John Maine throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning on Friday, May 2, 2008, in Phoenix. Maine improved to 3-2 in 2008.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Jose Reyes had four hits and was thrown out at the plate in the eighth inning while trying to complete the cycle with an inside-the-park homer, leading the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Friday. He motored around the bases after hitting a long drive off the center-field wall in the eighth but was easily cut down at home.

Reyes had two triples and scored three times. Ryan Church and David Wright homered for the Mets, who have won four of five. Church drove in three runs. John Maine (3-2) scattered six hits over six innings, allowing two runs with two walks and six strikeouts for his fourth win in five starts. Arizona starter Micah Owings suffered his first loss. (More MLB stories.)

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