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Turner's clutch hit comes with pink bat

Turner's clutch hit comes with pink bat

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Turner's clutch hit comes with pink bat
MIAMI -- Justin Turner had only one opportunity to use his pink bat on Mother's Day. He more than took advantage of it.

Turner hit a pinch-hit, two-run double to give the Mets a lead in the ninth inning Sunday, nearly winning the game with his pink lumber. That the Mets ultimately fell, 8-4, to the Marlins did not diminish Turner's contribution.

The pinch-hitter's seven-pitch at-bat came less than three weeks after he worked a 13-pitch, game-tying walk against Marlins closer Heath Bell at Citi Field. This time, Turner blasted Bell's seventh pitch to right field for a two-run double.

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"It wasn't too long ago, so it was still pretty fresh in my mind," Turner said of his previous meeting with Bell. "I feel pretty comfortable in the box up there against him."

Turner was one of several Mets players who used pink bats Sunday as part of baseball's Mother's Day "Going to Bat" against breast cancer program. David Wright and Kirk Nieuwenhuis also swung pink lumber for the Mets, with other players wearing pink wristbands and starting pitcher Jon Niese sporting pink cleats on the mound.

The game-used bats are now available on MLB.com, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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