Mets’ Walk-off HR snaps Royals’ 9-game winning streak

New York Mets' Eric Young Jr., left, comes home after hitting a two-run home run against Kansas City Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza (39) to win the game 4-2 during the 11th inning of an interleague baseball game on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Mets' Eric Young Jr., left, comes home after hitting a two-run home run against Kansas City Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza (39) to win the game 4-2 during the 11th inning of an interleague baseball game on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) - Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame a blown lead to beat Kansas City 4-2 on Friday night, snapping the Royals’ winning streak at nine.

Young slammed a 3-1 pitch from Luis Mendoza (2-6) over the right-field fence for his first career game-ending hit and just his second home run of the season. It scored Omar Quintanilla, who had walked.

The Mets led 2-0 on a first-inning homer by David Wright, but New York’s beat-up bullpen couldn’t protect it as Kansas City scored single runs in the eighth and ninth innings to tie it.

The Royals, whose surge matched the team’s fifth-longest winning streak, were trying for their first 10-game run since they won 14 straight in 1994.

Carlos Torres (2-2), New York’s scheduled starter for Saturday, worked two innings for the win in the 4 hour, 7 minute marathon.

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