NEW YORK -- Jeurys Familia spent 2015 climbing rungs, first up the Mets' depth chart and then its historical leaderboard. His season-long ascension from intriguing back-end piece to ninth-inning necessity reached its statistical pinnacle Sunday, when Familia tied the Mets' single-season saves record by locking down New York's 1-0 win in the regular-season finale against Washington.
Familia notched his 43rd save, becoming just the second Mets reliever to reach that number, alongside Armando Benitez in 2001.
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