JOSE REYES went hitless in his return to Citi Field and Lucas Duda lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that caromed off reliever Edward Mujica, sending the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
A fan favorite during nine seasons with the Mets, Reyes was back to play in New York for the first time since signing a $106 million, 6-year contract with the division-rival Marlins in December. He said it was an exciting and emotional day, but he wasn't sure what to expect.
What he received was a mix of cheers - and louder boos - most of the night from the crowd of 20,192, the smallest this season at Citi Field. The star shortstop finished 0-for-4 and was robbed of extra bases on a leaping catch by rookie centerfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis leading off the game.
Before the game, he was asked whether he would have stayed in New York if the Mets had offered him the same deal the Marlins did.
"It's too late to think about that," Reyes said. "I know they have other kinds of problems there. I feel bad, I feel sorry for them. I mean, this is a business, man . . . I can't think about that [anymore]."
Before the game, the Mets put righthander Mike Pelfrey (elbow) and leftfielder Jason Bay (broken left rib) on the 15-day disabled list.
At Pittsburgh, Andrew McCutchen had three RBI, Casey McGehee drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single and the Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies, 5-4.
Seven days after becoming the oldest pitcher to win a game in major league history, 49-year-old Rockies starter Jamie Moyer was in line for another victory after allowing one run over six innings. But the Colorado bullpen promptly blew two leads.
* At Cincinnati, Mat Latos (1-2) pitched seven shutout innings and Brandon Phillips homered and drove in three runs, leading the Reds to a 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, who have lost six straight.
* At Chicago, Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Cubs beat St. Louis, 3-2, ending the Cardinals' run of 13 consecutive winning series.
* At Milwaukee, Rickie Weeks capped a five-run sixth inning with a three-run homer - one of four Brewers homers in the game - as Milwaukee beat the Houston Astros, 9-6. Corey Hart, Travis Ishikawa and Carlos Gomez also homered for the Brewers.
The Dodgers called up lefthander Michael Antonino, a former star on Cardinal O'Hara's 2003 Catholic League champs. His coach then was his stepfather, John Fleming, now the coach at Neumann College. The product of Georgia College was drafted by the Phillies in 2006, but did not sign and returned for his senior season. The Mets drafted him in 2007. Antonini is the first city-leagues ballplayer to advance to the major leagues since 2001, when pitchers Bob File (Father Judge) and Mike Koplove (Chestnut Hill Academy) did so. File made his debut on April 14; Koplove on Sept. 16.