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|Mets Beat Cubs
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Turner doubled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Friday night after blowing a lead moments before.
Turner also had a tiebreaking double in the fifth and finished with three hits. Jason Bay doubled twice and threw out a runner at the plate for New York in the opener of a weekend series that culminates Sunday night with a pregame ceremony to mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
The Mets are offering free tickets to New York City first responders and their families for that game.
Earlier on Friday, several current and former Mets visited New York City firehouses -- from David Wright and Bobby Parnell to Mike Piazza, Edgardo Alfonzo, Robin Ventura and John Olerud.
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