The New York Mets had lost 10 of 12 games entering Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs. And the way it was going, it seemed like The Amazin's were headed for their 11th defeat in 13 tries. That included a crazy play in the fifth inning that featured an error by the normally sure-handed third baseman David Wright and another by first baseman Daniel Murphy that turned a 1-0 Cubs lead into a 3-0 Cubs lead. But after Marlon Byrd hit a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to make it a 3-1 game, Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a walk-off 3-run homer that gave New York an improbable 4-3 victory over Chicago.
Meanwhile in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 24 points and added 10 assists as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 114-104 to take a 3-2 series lead. Now, LeBron James and Co. will try to do what the Los Angeles Lakers did in 2010 against the Boston Celtics in the Finals: win Games 6 and 7 at home.
In golf, Justin Rose captured his first major championship at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. The 32-year old Englishman finished the tournament 1-over par. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day finished two strokes back at 3-over. It was Mickelson's sixth runner-up finish at the tourney, adding to his record total. Tiger Woods finished 13-over, his worst-ever at a major as a professional.
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