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Ike's been hot, but Collins lifts him for Hairston in eighth

Scott Hairston #12 of the New York Mets

Scott Hairston #12 of the New York Mets celebrates his seventh inning two run home run against the Cincinnati Reds with teammate Ike Davis #29 at Citi Field. (June 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Ike Davis went 1-for-3 Sunday and is 11-for-23 (.478) during an eight-game hitting streak. His average is up to .194.

Still, Terry Collins sent up Scott Hairston to bat for Davis against lefthander Sean Marshall as the potential go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Hairston, who crushes lefthanders and has two pinch-hit home runs this year, grounded out and the Mets went on to lose to the Reds,...

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