Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run with two outs in the 12th inning after also connecting for a tying shot in the 11th, lifting the New York Mets over the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night hours after they announced star right-hander Jacob deGrom is likely done for the season.
The defending NL champs entered with a two-game lead over St. Louis for the second NL wild card. The Cardinals played later against the Giants, who were one game ahead of the Mets for the first wild card.
Granderson pulled a 3-2 pitch from Ryan O’Rourke (0-1) down the right-field line to win it, getting mobbed at home plate by teammates.
Granderson led off the 11th with a drive that made it 2-all.
Josh Edgin (1-0) pitched a scoreless 12th and got his first victory since June 1, 2014.
DeGrom was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday and will probably miss the rest of the year because of an injury to the ulnar nerve in his right elbow.