SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse hit an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning after Hunter Pence's tying double, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Saturday night to extend baseball's best record.
Angel Pagan had three singles, two RBIs and reached base all five times against his former team. He reached leading off the ninth when catcher Anthony Recker dropped the third strike and his throw pulled Lucas Duda off first base. Mets manager Terry Collins challenged the play but lost.
Pence hit a tying double that scored Pagan and advanced to third on Buster Posey's deep fly to left-center. After Jenrry Mejia (1-2) intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval, Morse sent a single to deep right and was mobbed by teammates before he reached second.
It was Mejia's first blown save in seven chances. Jeremy Affeldt (2-1) tossed one scoreless to help the Giants (41-21) win for the ninth time in 11 games.