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Will Venable homers in 9th, Padres beat Mets 4-3

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San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia gets an infield hit to drive in the tying run against the New York Mets in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia gets an infield hit to drive in the tying run against the New York Mets in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Will Venable hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.

Venable sent a 1-2 pitch from Pedro Feliciano (0-2) just inside the right-field foul pole for his team-high 17th home run, increasing his career high. Venable, who also drove in a run in the fifth, extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

Huston Street (1-4) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.

Matt Harvey pitched six solid innings for the Mets and regained the NL lead in strikeouts. New York split the four-game series and is 4-6 on an 11-game road trip, its longest of the season.

Yonder Alonso led off the San Diego eighth with a walk against Gonzalez German and went to third on Chase Headley's one-out double. Chris Denorfia's infield single scored Alonso to tie the score 3-all.

Feliciano relieved and, after a groundout, intentionally walked Nick Hundley to load the bases. Jaff Decker flied out to end the inning.

Pinch-hitter Andrew Brown followed a two-out double by Omar Quintanilla with an RBI double off the center-field fence against Eric Stults in the seventh to put the Mets ahead 3-2.

Harvey rebounded from a subpar outing, allowing two runs and six hits. He struck out six to increase his season total to 187, five more than Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

Harvey, who did not walk a batter, had his 16th no-decision but lowered his ERA to 2.25, second-best in the majors behind Kershaw's 1.80.

The right-hander lost his previous start 4-2 to the Dodgers, giving up four runs and eight hits in six innings with a season-low three strikeouts.

Stults permitted three runs and six hits over 6 2-3 innings.

Justin Turner reached on a one-out double in the New York first and scored on Marlon Byrd's double. Wilmer Flores added a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

San Diego tied the score at 2 after Logan Forsythe was hit by a pitch leading off the fourth and Hundley singled. Following a sacrifice bunt, Venable's infield single brought home one run and Alexi Amarista's sacrifice fly knocked in the second.

NOTES: Mets manager Terry Collins hasn't decided who will fill RHP Jenrry Mejia's spot in the rotation. Mejia was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a sore right elbow, and New York called up RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas. Asked if Mejia's season might be over due to a bone spur, Collins said: "I can't say I know for sure, but it certainly doesn't look very good. There has been plans to do surgery on his bone spurs in the offseason, and now I would assume more sooner than later." ... The slumping Headley, who was given Saturday off, batted fifth for the first time this season. ... The Mets head to Minnesota to play a makeup game Monday afternoon, with RHP Dillon Gee (8-8, 3.79 ERA) facing RHP Kyle Gibson (2-3, 6.27). ... San Diego hosts Pittsburgh on Monday night, with RHP Andrew Cashner (8-7, 3.87) facing Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (13-5, 2.68).

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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