NEW YORK -- Jog or sprint, it really didn't matter. Blake Swihart's go-ahead inside-the-park homer off Carlos Torres in the 10th inning appeared to clear the orange marker along the center-field wall at Citi Field. But nobody saw that in real time except Juan Lagares, who watched the ball carom past him while Swihart chugged around the bases as the Red Sox cooled off the red-hot Mets with a 6-4 win on Friday at Citi Field.
Boston barely survived a 12-walk effort from its pitching staff, which twice issued bases-loaded free passes -- the second of which from Junichi Tazawa, who walked four straight in the 10th to make it 6-4. That forced the Red Sox to bring on lefty Craig Breslow to face righty slugger Yoenis Cespedes with the winning run aboard. Cespedes flew out to deep center, officially ending the Mets' winning streak at seven and spoiling the returns of two stars.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Joe Trezza is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.