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Duda goes 2-3 on first day of rehab and B-Mets win 3-2.

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BINGHAMTON, NY - LJ Mazzilli and Vince Belnome doubled home three runs in the eighth to lead the Binghamton Mets to a 3-2 comeback win over the Altoona Curve on Saturday night at NYSEG Stadium. Mazzilli stroked a pinch-hit, game-tying double off the left-field wall before Belnome flared a go-ahead two-bagger down the left-field line. Binghamton's 26th one-run win of the season kept Altoona's magic number to clinch a postseason berth at one.

Major League rehabber Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 and played seven defensive innings at first base. He stroked two sharp singles up the middle.

Trailing 2-0, Binghamton rallied against the Curve bullpen, blooping a pair of singles into shallow right against John Kuchno. Mazzilli, pinch-hitting for Rainy Lara, drilled a 1-0 pitch off the left-field wall plating Victor Cruzado and Jared King to tie the game. Two batters later, Belnome dropped a double into the left-field corner against Tom Harlan to push the B-Mets ahead.

Binghamton saved their best for the bullpen after getting baffled by Zack Dodson. The Curve left-hander kept Binghamton off the board over seven innings, allowing just four hits along the way. He struck out seven and issued no walks.

The Curve had supplied Dodson with two runs of support by packing a punch at the plate against the Lara. The righty retired the first 12 batters before Austin Meadows tripled to start the fifth. Barrett Barnes followed by doubling to left-center, putting Altoona on the board. In the sixth, Max Moroff and Jose Osuna posted back-to-back two-out doubles to add to the Curve lead.

Lara righted the ship and closed his night with two scoreless innings. He slipped out of jam in the eighth, leaving two in scoring position to keep Binghamton within two runs. He retired the last two batters of the inning to set the table for Binghamton's game-swaying eighth.

Paul Sewald worked a perfect ninth inning to collect his 24th save of the season. The righty has successfully converted his last 23 save chances.

Lara (9-5) matched a career-high by going eight innings. He struck out seven and allowed two runs on five hits, all going for extra bases. Kuchno (3-6) was charged with all three runs and suffered his seventh blown save of the season.

The B-Mets (76-63) continue their final series of the regular season on Sunday night at 6:35 PM. RHP Gabriel Ynoa takes the mound against RHP Jason Creasy.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)