Curtis Granderson only recorded two hits during Saturday night’s Twins-Mets game, but boy were they timely.
First, Granderson hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 11th inning — just moments after Byron Buxton had put the Twins out in front with a solo shot of his own. An inning later — following a failure on the Mets‘ part to convert a bases-loaded situation into a win — Granderson struck again, jumping the fence on a full-count offering from Ryan O’Rourke:
Granderson’s home runs tied and won the game for the Mets, obviously, but they also helped them tie the Giants for the top wild-card spot — oh, and allowed them to push their lead over the Cardinals, who lost to the Giants on Saturday, to three games.
In other words, with two weeks remaining, the defending National League champions are in good position to reach the postseason once again.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: Granderson saves Mets in 11th, blasts walk-off homer in 12th