Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/31/12
Brandon Belt thought he might have hit a game-winning homer when it left his bat. Instead it landed in Jordany Valdespin's glove a step or two in front of the center field fence. ''The heavy air comes in out there and just knocks the ball down,'' Belt said. ''Can't really do anything about it.'' Scott Hairston hit his second homer of the game, connecting in the 10th inning to send the Mets past the reeling San Francisco Giants 8-7 Monday night. The Giants have lost five in a row, all at home, and were coming off a sweep by Los Angeles. San Francisco still leads the NL West by one percentage point over the Dodgers. ''It was a fastball right down the middle,'' Belt said of the game's final pitch. ''It's just the kind of pitch you want to get. I felt like I did what I wanted to do with it. It just didn't work out. At times like this, it's frustrating because we had a chance to win that game right there.'' Hairston hit a two-run homer in the eighth as the Mets scored four times for...
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