NEW YORK - Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in his Mets debut, Daniel Murphy had a two-run shot and New York beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game skid.
Called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday to replace demoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud, Teagarden connected for his second career slam after Marco Estrada walked the bases loaded. The 30-year-old Teagarden had struck out in his first two at-bats.
By the time David Wright's fly ball landed safely in the glove of right fielder Ryan Braun to end the third inning on Tuesday night, Marco Estrada was already three steps off the mound with his back turned to the outfield. It was that kind of night for the Brewers right-hander.
Moments earlier, Estrada yielded a two-out, two-run home run to Daniel Murphy to give the Mets a lead they never relinquished, and one that was well-padded after Taylor Teagarden's sixth-inning grand slam.
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