Mets rally to beat Reds 6-4


Associated Press



New York Mets Daniel Murphy gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

New York Mets Daniel Murphy gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)


New York Mets Curtis Granderson gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

New York Mets Curtis Granderson gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)


New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes hits an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)


CINCINNATI — Daniel Murphy had three hits, including a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets closed in on their first playoff appearance in nine years by beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Thursday night.

The victory, combined with Washington’s loss to Baltimore, reduced the Mets’ magic number for clinching the NL East title to three.

Steven Matz tried to extend his record-setting start with the Mets, but couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead. He’d allowed two or fewer runs in each of his first five starts — a club record — but gave up a pair of RBI singles by Brandon Phillips and left with the game tied 3-all in the sixth.

New York Mets Daniel Murphy gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/09/web1_106053034-6559091d192b4b07a29cf16253c79f16.jpgNew York Mets Daniel Murphy gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
New York Mets Curtis Granderson gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/09/web1_106053034-016919cd34e34bd285283114ba628b35.jpgNew York Mets Curtis Granderson gets congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes hits an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/09/web1_106053034-b47a1b9fff8d47de890fbe875a1bee66.jpgNew York Mets Yoenis Cespedes hits an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

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