Los Angeles Dodgers defeat New York Mets, 3-2

LOS ANGELES - The Mets missed an opportunity.

Then they dropped the ball and threw away the game.

Angel Pagan appeared to drive in the go-ahead run in the 11th when he belted an extra-base hit to the right-center gap. But Ryan Church, who comfortably scored from first base on the shot, failed to touch third as he was heading for home. The Dodgers appealed. Third base ump Mike DiMuro ruled Church out. And the potential third run came off the board.

In the bottom half,...

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Cora will see Mets doctors Friday in New York. He has the option of su...

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Team doctor Struan Coleman is scheduled to perform arthroscopic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair the tear and remove a bone spur that has caused an impingement in the first baseman's right hip.

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