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Ethier's single in 9th lifts Dodgers over Mets 3-2

Published April 25, 2013 2:16 pm

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New York • Andre Ethier hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers, boosted by a sharp outing from Hyun-Jin Ryu, defeated the New York Mets 3-2 Thursday.

After Ryu and Mets starter Jeremy Hefner each threw seven impressive innings and left with the score 1-all, the Dodgers won a game decided by the bullpens.

Nick Punto opened the ninth with a double off Scott Rice (1-1) and moved to third on a grounder to the right side by Adrian Gonzalez. After an intentional walk to Matt Kemp, Mets manager Terry Collins visited the left-handed Rice on the mound.

The left-handed Ethier put the Dodgers ahead with his hit, and Juan Uribe drove in another run with an infield single for a 3-1 lead.