June 11, 1980: Jorgensen's Grand Slam in 10th

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Date: June 11, 1980
Mets starter: Craig Swan
Mets: 6
Dodgers: 2
Winning pitcher: Craig Swan
Key player(s): Mike Jorgensen, Craig Swan
Key play: Jorgensen’ grand slam in 10th

The Mets and Dodgers played each other at Shea Stadium on a Wednesday night. Craig Swan pitched a complete game to earn his fifth win of the season. Mike Jorgensen hit a grand slam homer in the bottom of the tenth inning for a 6-2 Mets’ win.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Joel Youngblood tripled with one out and scored on a single by Alex Trevino. Swan retired the Los Angeles hitters in order in each of the next three innings and then helped his own cause with a single off Jerry Reuss to score Jerry Morales in the fifth for another run.

In the seventh, Dusty Baker homered for the Dodgers to end a string of 15 consecutive batters retired by Swan. The Mets still had a 2-1 lead in the ninth, but Steve Garvey’s home run tied the game for Los Angeles. Swan then got the Dodgers out in the tenth without a run.

Doug Flynn led of the bottom of the tenth with a single. Flynn stole second and Lee Mazzilli was intentionally walked. Steve Henderson also walked and Jorgensen came to bat with the bases loaded and two out. Mike clouted a pitch from Rick Sutcliffe for a game-winning grand slam. The Mets had a dramatic extra-inning victory.