J.D. Davis
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

J.D. Davis’ 10th-inning heroics lift the New York Mets to their fourth-straight win and continue the team’s recent dominance at home.

  • New York Mets 4 (66-60)
  • Cleveland Indians 3 (74-53)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Flushing, NY

Here come those New York Mets again. It seems like there’s a new hero each night and on Wednesday, it was J.D. Davis in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The Mets took down the Cleveland Indians for the second-straight night and this marks the team’s fourth win in a row. In the tightly contested NL Wild Card race, every single game counts.

Down a run in the 10th inning, Amed Rosario led off with a single to give the Mets some life. A perfect bunt from Joe Panik moved the speedy Rosario to third before the Indians would lend a helping hand to the Mets.

Manager Terry Francona decided to intentionally walk Pete Alonso and a subsequent Michael Conforto fielder’s choice led to Rosario scoring from third. Indians reliever Brad Hand failed to cover first on the play and there was no chance of turning the double play, which would have secured the victory.

Instead, the Indians gave the Mets one final chance. A Wilson Ramos infield single (yes, you read that correctly) moved Conforto into scoring position. That’s when Davis stepped to the plate.

On one hand, the bonehead plays from the Indians handed the Mets this win on a silver platter. However, the Mets took advantage of the opportunities. Can’t knock that.

Juan Lagares continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-3 with a walk, run, and RBI on the night. He’s been so important for the Mets with Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list.

In some negative news, Marcus Stroman left the game with hamstring tightness. He surrendered five hits, one walk, and one run, but was lifted in the fourth inning.

New York has been almost unbeatable at Citi Field over the last month. This marks their 13th win in 15 games at home since July 23. That bodes well for the Mets considering they only have 12 road games left on the schedule.

The Metropolitans will look for the series sweep on Wednesday when Noah Syndergaard takes the bump against Aaron Civale (7:10 p.m. ET).

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.