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Daniel Murphy walks back to the dugout after making an out in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game against the Dodgers. (April 25, 2013)

Mets vs. Dodgers

The Mets couldn't hold on to a late lead as they fell to the Dodgers, 3-2, in the rubber game Thursday at Citi Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford hits
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Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford hits a single to right in the top of the sixth during a game against the Mets. (April 25, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner tries to bunt the runner to
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Jeremy Hefner tries to bunt the runner to second in the bottom of the third during a game against the Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 25, 2013)

Daniel Murphy walks back to the dugout after
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Daniel Murphy walks back to the dugout after making an out in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game against the Dodgers. (April 25, 2013)

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Carl Crawford reacts after being hit with a
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Carl Crawford reacts after being hit with a pitch by Jeremy Hefner during the first inning. (April 25, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner points to a
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Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner points to a teammate during the first inning. (April 25, 2013)

Matt Kemp hit an RBI single in the
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Matt Kemp hit an RBI single in the top of the first inning. (April 25, 2013)

Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers
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Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the first inning. (April 25, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to the
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Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to the plate. (April 25, 2013)

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Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp hits an
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Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp hits an RBI single in the top of the first. (April 25, 2013)

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly looks on before the
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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly looks on before the game. (April 25, 2013)

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada gets the force at
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Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada gets the force at second base in the top of the third. (April 25, 2013)

Jordany Valdespin celebrates his 10th-inning walk-off grand slam
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Jordany Valdespin celebrates his 10th-inning walk-off grand slam in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

David Wright celebrates his game-tying base hit in
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David Wright celebrates his game-tying base hit in the ninth to force extra innings during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

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Matt Harvey is safe at second base ahead
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Matt Harvey is safe at second base ahead of the attempted tag by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis for a fifth-inning double during a game at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

Matt Harvey gets set to pitch in the
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Matt Harvey gets set to pitch in the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

Ruben Tejada connects on a fifth-inning RBI base
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Ruben Tejada connects on a fifth-inning RBI base hit to right field during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

Matt Harvey celebrates his fifth-inning run with Daniel
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Matt Harvey celebrates his fifth-inning run with Daniel Murphy during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (April 24, 2013)

Ted Lilly #29 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ted Lilly #29 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

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Matt Harvey takes off his cap in the
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Matt Harvey takes off his cap in the dugout after the sixth inning during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

Matt Harvey celebrates after scoring a run in
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Matt Harvey celebrates after scoring a run in the fifth inning during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (April 24, 2013)

Ruben Tejada throws to first for the last
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Ruben Tejada throws to first for the last out of the third inning during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch in the second
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch in the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 24, 2013)

Robert Carson delivers a pitch in the third
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Robert Carson delivers a pitch in the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

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David Wright hits an RBI single in the
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David Wright hits an RBI single in the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Juan Lagares flys out to left in his
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Juan Lagares flys out to left in his first major-league at bat in the fifth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Robert Carson reacts after giving up a solo
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Robert Carson reacts after giving up a solo home run to the Dodgers' Mark Ellis in the fifth inning of a game at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Daniel Murphy hits an RBI single in the
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Daniel Murphy hits an RBI single in the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Justin Sellers #28 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Justin Sellers #28 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single in the second inning of a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

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John Buck reacts after striking out looking with
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John Buck reacts after striking out looking with men on first and second to end the fifth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Jonathon Niese is attended to after being hit
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Jonathon Niese is attended to after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Mark Ellis of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning of a game at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Jonathon Niese reacts after being hit with a
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Jonathon Niese reacts after being hit with a line drive off the bat of the Dodgers' Mark Ellis in the third inning of a game at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers a
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (April 23, 2013)

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