5/24/13

St. Lucie 8 - Dunedin 5

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Mets Rally Past Blue Jays 8-5



DUNEDIN, FLA. — Aderlin Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs and the Mets had a five-run eighth inning to rally past the Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday.

Rodriguez hit a three-run home run to left in the first inning to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.

The Mets trailed 4-3 in the eighth, before recording five consecutive hits to take the lead. Rodriguez tied the score with a bases loaded RBI infield single to score Robbie Shields. Charley Thurber followed with an RBI single to left to plate Matt Reynolds to give the Mets a 5-4 lead. Travis Taijeron's sacrifice fly RBI scored Dustin Lawley to extend the lead. After a passed ball allowed Rodriguez to score, Cam Maron delivered an RBI double to left to score Thurber to make it 8-4.

T.J. Chism allowed a run in the ninth, but escaped a bases loaded jam and retired Andy Burns on a lineout to right field to secure the victory.

Jenrry Mejia struck out eight over five innings in his second start on a major league rehab assignment with St. Lucie. Mejia allowed two runs on five hits and walked one. He retired the final 10 batters he faced.

Randy Fontanez(4-3) picked up the victory in relief despite allowing two runs in two innings. Ryan Fraser pitched a scoreless eighth for the Mets.

The Mets will host the Bradenton Marauders on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Domingo Tapia is expected to be activated from the disabled list and start for the Mets

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