April 13, 1990: Mets Beat Expos in 10
|Date: April 13, 1990|
|Mets starter: David Cone|
|Winning pitcher: Julio Machado|
|Key player(s): Mike Marshall, Barry Lyons|
|Key play: Marshall's single in 10th|
The Mets and Expos met on the afternoon of Friday the 13th. A crowd of 44,183 at Montreal's Olympic Stadium watched an extra-inning game in the Expos' home opener. The Mets came out with a 4-1 win in 10 innings.
David Cone and Montreal's Kevin Gross each allowed only one run over seven innings. The Expos scored against Cone in the third when Spike Owen led off with a triple and came home on Gross's double. The Mets tied the game in the fifth on Darryl Strawberry's two-out single that scored Gregg Jefferies. In the seventh, both Cone and Gross held off scoring chances by recording final outs with two runners on base.
In the eighth and ninth innings, Expos' reliever Drew Hall pitched scoreless ball on one hit. Jeff Musselman and Julio Machado each threw a perfect inning of shutout relief for the Mets. The game went into the 10th inning tied at 1-1.
Howard Johnson led off the top of the 10th with a double off Hall. After two outs, Mike Marshall came to bat against Montreal's Tim Burke. Marshall singled to score Johnson and give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Barry Lyons then homered for two more Met runs. John Franco finished up the game with a scoreless bottom half to seal the win for the Mets.
- The win for Machado was his first in the major leagues.