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In the bottom of the ninth inning, with the Mets up two runs, Lucas Duda dove to his right and stopped a hard-hit ground ball from Brian McCann, which, had it gotten through the infield, would have been an RBI single and moved the tying run to third base.

“He hit the ball pretty hard, and I just got lucky,” Duda said, who tied the game with a single in the eighth inning. “I stuck my glove out and that was it. It was pretty tough. He hit the ball pretty well."

He gets knocked for his fielding because it's an easy target. But, he's actually been pretty good, or at least better than I expected. He has good reflexes for a guy his size. His footwork isn't great, but he plays smart and is often in the right place at the right time. He picked a nice time to make a great stab... It's also worth noting that the double play was helped out by the shift, resulting in David Wright acting as the shortstop.

Watch: Duda's game-ending double play highlight on

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