October 7, 2000: Game Three of the NLDS

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Date: October 7, 2000
Mets starter: Rick Reed
Mets: 3
Giants: 2
Winning pitcher: Rick White
Key player(s): Benny Agbayani
Key play: Agbayani's home run in 13th

The Series moved to New York tied at one game each. The Mets came through with their second straight extra inning win, 3-2, for a two games to one edge over the Giants.

The game was scoreless for the first three innings. Mets' starter Rick Reed then got tagged for two San Francisco runs in the fourth. Run-scoring singles by Bobby Estelella and Marvin Benard put the Giants into the lead.

The Mets scored in the sixth on Timo Perez's single off Giants' starter Russ Ortiz that brought home Mike Bordick. Against reliever Robb Nen, they tied it in the eighth on a two-out double by Edgardo Alfonzo that scored Lenny Harris.

Armando Benitez kept the Giants scoreless in the tenth and eleventh innings. In the bottom of the eleventh, the Mets failed to score after loading the bases against Felix Rodriguez. The game stayed tied through the twelfth.

In the thirteenth inning, Aaron Fultz came on to pitch for San Francisco. Benny Agbayani got Fultz for a home run over the left field wall to end the game. The Mets had a dramatic win and the Series lead.