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The New York Mets have capped off a phenomenal MLB Trade Deadline day by walking-off in extra innings against the Washington Nationals.

Only sports can produce a script like this.

New York Mets second-baseman Wilmer Flores has gone from crying on the field to the newest cult-hero at Citi Field. From the doghouse to the penthouse.

With the game knotted up at one in the bottom of the 12th inning, Flores hit a walk-off home run against Felipe Rivero to cut the Washington Nationals NL East lead to just two games.


From the very beginning, Mets fans were loud in their support for their new emotional hero. He received a standing ovation as he walked up to the box for his first at-bat of the night, and especially when he made a spectacular play while ranging to his left early in the game.

Flores also knocked in the Mets other run in the fourth inning with an RBI single that knocked in Juan Uribe.

Matt Harvey pitched 7.2 magnificent innings. He only allowed one run on five hits and struck out nine batters, settling for the no-decision after he relented the game tying run in the top of the eighth to Yunel Escobar.

Both bullpens were solid throughout.

The Nats now lead the division by only two games, with two contests remaining in this weekend series. Saturday night’s game will feature Jacob deGrom and Joe Ross.

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