The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets begin a three-game series at Citi Field Tuesday with both teams struggling in their last 10 games; the Dodgers are 4-6, which includes a pair of double-digit losses, and the Mets are 5-5.

Last season, the Dodgers went 5-1 against the Mets and took two of the three games played at Citi Field. After splitting the first two games of the series, the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the rubber match on a Matt Kemp RBI single.

The Mets would come back to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth inning and both teams failed to take the lead as the game went into the ninth. Nick Punto led off the inning with a double and was advanced to third on an Adrian Gonzalez ground out.

Kemp was intentionally walked to setup a lefty-on-lefty matchup with Scott Rice pitching for the Mets and Andre Ethier stepping in to bat. Though Ethier has traditionally struggled against left-handed pitching, he worked a 3-1 count and hit an RBI single into right-center to score Punto and put the Dodgers ahead.

Juan Uribe would follow with an infield RBI single and the Dodgers won the game, 3-2. The win put the Dodgers at 10-11 overall and 6-6 on the road.
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