Rightfielder Travis Taijeron tied the score with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning, and shortstop Matt Reynolds scored the game-winner in the 10th on a bases-loaded walk by leftfielder Brandon Allen as Mets Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas beat El Paso, 5-4, on Monday.
Reynolds singled to lead off the 10th inning and moved to third on catcher Travis d'Arnaud's double. First baseman Johnny Monell was intentionally walked to load the bases and, after centerfielder Alex Castellanos struck out, Allen walked on a 3-2 pitch to win the game.
In six rehab games, d'Arnaud is batting .333 (7-for-21) with one double, two walks and four strikeouts. He's working his way back to New York after suffering a fractured hand during a game against the Marlins on April 19.
Reynolds, who now has an eight-game hitting streak, was 4-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored. He's 13-for-31 (.419) during the streak with five doubles and a home run.
Righthander Vic Black, optioned to Triple-A a day earlier following a rehab assignment for a neck and shoulder injury, struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning. He allowed one hit for Las Vegas (31-28, 1st place in Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern).
Elsewhere in the minors
(27-29, 4th place in Eastern League Eastern, 7 games back)
The Mets were off.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED ST. LUCIE
(29-28, 2nd place in Florida State League South, 9 games back)
First baseman Dominic Smith and leftfielder Stefan Sabol each went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Mets beat Daytona, 6-4. Closer Akeel Morris (0-1, 1.53 ERA) struck out the side during a perfect ninth to earn his 11th save. Morris, 22, has struck out 42 in 29 1/3 innings this season, allowing just nine hits and 13 walks.
(30-27, 2nd place in South Atlantic League Southern, 1 game back)
The Sand Gnats were off.
ROOKIE - DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE METS 1
(5-3, T-2nd place in DSL Boca Chica South, 0.5 games back)
Catcher Juan Uriarte hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to put the Mets ahead for a 5-3 win over the DSL Red Sox.
ROOKIE - DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE METS 2
(5-3, T-3rd place in DSL Boca Chica North, 1 game back)
Shortstop Pedro Ventura was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk but the Mets fell to the DSL Marlins, 4-2.