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Mets hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis gets a pie in the face during an interview to talk about his walk-off, ninth-inning, three-run, home run to give the Mets a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

The Mets scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs and avoid the sweep in the final game of a three-game set Sunday at Citi Field.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets celebrates his ninth
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets celebrates his ninth inning walk off three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets celebrates his ninth
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets celebrates his ninth inning walk off three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (#9) of the Mets celebrates his
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis (#9) of the Mets celebrates his ninth inning walk off three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets reacts while running
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets reacts while running toward home plate after hitting a ninth-inning, walk-off, three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol. (June 16, 2013)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets follows through on
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets follows through on his ninth inning walk off three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Mets hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis gets a pie in
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Mets hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis gets a pie in the face during an interview to talk about his walk-off, ninth-inning, three-run, home run to give the Mets a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

David Wright of the Mets reacts after flying
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David Wright of the Mets reacts after flying out with two men on base during the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner of the Mets pitches against the
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Jeremy Hefner of the Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs connects on
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Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs connects on a first inning RBI single against the Mets. (June 16, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks at the
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Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks at the ball during the second inning against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Luis Valbuena of the Chicago Cubs scores a
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Luis Valbuena of the Chicago Cubs scores a first inning run past John Buck of the Mets. (June 16, 2013)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis dives into a throng of teammates
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis dives into a throng of teammates after hitting a walk-off, three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol to lift the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks on against
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Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks on against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs pitches against
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Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Mets at Citi Field. (June 16, 2013)

David Wright of the Mets, right, avoids a
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David Wright of the Mets, right, avoids a sixth inning pitch as catcher Dioner Navarro of the Chicago Cubs reaches for the ball. (June 16, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks on against
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Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks on against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks at the
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Jeremy Hefner of the Mets looks at the ball during the second inning against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner of the Mets pitches against the
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Jeremy Hefner of the Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs. (June 16, 2013)

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch against the Chicago
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. (June 15, 2013)

Juan Lagares walks off the field after flying
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Juan Lagares walks off the field after flying out for the final out against the Chicago Cubs. (June 15, 2013)

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch against the Chicago
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs. (June 15, 2013)

Juan Lagares walks off the field after flying
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Juan Lagares walks off the field after flying out for the final out against the Chicago Cubs. (June 15, 2013)

Juan Lagares walks out of the dugout after
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Juan Lagares walks out of the dugout after flying out for the final out against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. (June 15, 2013)

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch during the first
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs. (June 15, 2013)

Mets third baseman David Wright throws out Cubs
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Mets third baseman David Wright throws out Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano at first base during the first inning. (June 15, 2013)

Scott Feldman of the Chicago Cubs pitches against
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Scott Feldman of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Mets. (June 15, 2013)

Jonathon Niese pitches against the Chicago Cubs (June
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Jonathon Niese pitches against the Chicago Cubs (June 15, 2013)

Scott Feldman slides in safely at third base
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Scott Feldman slides in safely at third base as David Wright waits for the ball during the fourth inning. (June 15, 2013)

Anthony Rizzo avoids a pick-off attempt as Mets
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Anthony Rizzo avoids a pick-off attempt as Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy misses the tag during the fourth inning. (June 15, 2013)

Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus reacts after
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Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus reacts after running into the wall during the third inning of a game against the Mets. (June 14, 2013)

Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus attempts to
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Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus attempts to catch a ball. (June 14, 2013)

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares, right, misjudges a
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Mets center fielder Juan Lagares, right, misjudges a ball hit by Chicago Cubs centerfielder David DeJesus as teammate Marlon Byrd, left, looks on during the second inning. (June 14, 2013)

David DeJesus of the Chicago Cubs is taken
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David DeJesus of the Chicago Cubs is taken out of a game in the third inning against the Mets after running into the wall trying to catch a ball. (June 14, 2013)

Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets reacts
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Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets reacts on the mound during the second inning as Chicago Cubs scored four runs at Citi Field. (June 14, 2013)

Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets delivers
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Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets delivers a pitch during a game against the Chicago Cubs. (June 14, 2013)

Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs
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Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets. (June 14, 2013)

Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets reacts
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Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets reacts on the mound during the second inning as the Chicago Cubs scored four runs. (June 14, 2013)

Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Mets throws a pitch during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. (June 14, 2013)

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