Los Angeles (44-53) at New York (50-47)

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  • Game info: 1:10 pm EDT Sun Jul 24, 2005
  • TV: KCOP, WPIX
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Jose Reyes has got the Los Angeles Dodgers’ attention.

Reyes will try to help the New York Mets take another game from the Dodgers when the teams conclude their weekend series.

Reyes was instrumental in the Mets’ 7-5 come-from-behind victory on Saturday, getting four hits, including his major league-leading 10th triple. He also scored three runs and stole two bases.

“He was electrifying,” Mets manager Willie Randolph said.

The shortstop’s stellar play also impressed Pedro Martinez, who earned his 12th win of the season.

“When I’m finished, I’ll get the best seat to see him play,” Martinez said. “I’ll pay whatever price to see him play.”

Reyes has struggled with his consistency, sporting a lowly .297 on-base percentage. However, when he has gotten on he has been quite productive, stealing an NL-high 34 bases and scoring 61 runs.

“Jose Reyes was extremely disruptive today,” Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said. “He was involved in a lot of different things, did a lot of things to create not only runs but run-scoring opportunities.”

Tracy is hoping right-hander Brad Penny will be able to keep Reyes in the dugout on Sunday.

Penny is 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA in four July starts. However, the right-hander was suspended five games on Thursday for his run-in with an umpire on July 14. He appealed the decision and is waiting to meet with the league.

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