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D-backs waste 2 leads in 13-inning loss to Mets

Tuesday - 7/2/2013, 2:49am  ET

New York Mets' Marlon Byrd, right, slides safely home past Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero to tie the game during the ninth inning of the baseball game at Citi Field, Monday, July 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Josh Collmenter slammed his glove to the ground and yelled in frustration as the New York Mets celebrated their win near first base.

He wasn't the only one disgusted with the way the Diamondbacks pitched Monday night.

Collmenter gave up Andrew Brown's two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning after Cody Ross homered for Arizona in the top half, and the Diamondbacks wasted two late leads in a 5-4 loss to the Mets for their fourth straight defeat.

J.J. Putz gave up Josh Satin's tying single in the ninth, but the ex-Met said he felt fine in his first save opportunity since going on the disabled list May 8. He just wasn't happy with one particular pitch that Marlon Byrd hit off the top of the wall for a one-out double.

"I just didn't finish the pitch," Putz said of the split-fingered fastball that he wanted to bounce in the dirt.

Arizona appeared poised to snap a long drought of winless starts by its rotation at 23 games (0-10), opening an early 3-0 lead behind Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer, his 20th, and Aaron Hill's RBI single in the second off Shaun Marcum.

But the Diamondbacks couldn't get anything going against Marcum after the second -- or against the Mets' bullpen. Arizona was 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

"I thought that was going to be the one that sort of got us going as far as getting our starters a win," said Ross, who led off the 13th with homer against David Aardsma (1-0).

Satin doubled with one out off Collmenter (4-1) and John Buck was intentionally walked. Mets pitcher Matt Harvey pinch hit for Aardsma and sacrificed the runners over.

After Omar Quintanilla was intentionally walked, Brown lined an 0-2 pitch into left-center and was mobbed by teammates near first base well after midnight.

Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said he never wavered in his confidence in Collmenter, who had not given up a run in five appearances before Monday.

"Give those guys credit for coming back," Gibson said. "It's a tough loss."

Arizona right fielder Gerardo Parra was injured in the eighth when he hit his face hard on the warning track trying to make a diving catch on Quintanilla's triple. The Diamondbacks said a Mets team doctor ruled out a concussion for Parra, a 2011 Gold Glove winner.

Wearing black armbands on their jerseys to honor the 19 firefighters who died Sunday in a wildfire about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, the Diamondbacks fell to 1-6 on a 10-game road trip against the NL East.

The Mets won for the fourth time in 12 home games, needing 5 hours, 13 minutes to secure it.

"If you're going to be out there that long you might as well win the game," manager Terry Collins said. "We were out of pitching, I can tell you that."

New York tied it in the ninth against Putz. Byrd hit a double off the very top of the wall -- a call upheld by replay review -- and Satin drove him in with a single. New York had an opportunity to win it there but Buck was thrown out trying to advance to second base on a wild pitch that moved Satin to third, ending the inning.

The Mets started their comeback after Wade Miley was lifted following 5 2-3 innings of shutout ball. He was the last Diamondbacks starter to win -- on June 5.

David Wright had an RBI single off Brad Ziegler in the seventh and Eric Young Jr. a run-scoring double off David Hernandez after a 10-minute delay when Parra got hurt.

Parra was able to walk off the field without assistance after being examined by a Diamondbacks trainer and two EMTs right in front of the Arizona bullpen.

Quintanilla scored on Young's two-out double to make it 3-2.

Goldschmidt, who was 1 for 9 during a three-game weekend sweep in Atlanta, gave Miley a quick cushion. He hit a 2-1 pitch from Marcum after Hill was hit by a pitch with one out in the first. Hill added an RBI single in the second before Marcum settled in for six innings.

Then five Mets relievers shut down Arizona, giving up just four hits until Ross' homer.

NOTES: The Mets and Diamondbacks each hung a jersey in their dugouts bearing the name "Yarnell" -- the locale of the fire -- and the No. 19. Those jerseys were shown on the scoreboard at Citi Field during a moment of silence before the national anthem. ... The Diamondbacks placed RHP Trevor Cahill on the 15-day DL with a bruised right hip. Righty reliever Chaz Roe was called up from Triple-A Reno and made his major league debut. ... Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (9-0) faces Mets RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-6) on Tuesday.


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