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Won with the home run, the line drive, the blooper, a deep drive that went off colliding outfielders, with sacrifice bunts, singles stretched into doubles, and not without a bit of luck.
The New York offense consisted largely of three sacrifice bunts, each of which led to a run; two bunt singles, both of which led to runs; two run-scoring groundouts; five stolen bases, two of them without so much as drawing a throw; and a 4-for-5 performance by Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, one of the fastest men in baseball.
The Angels tried twice to lay down sacrifice bunts and failed twice in Wednesday's Game 2, Jose Molina bunting into a forceout, Chone Figgins popping up a bunt, David Eckstein fouling off two bunt tries before driving a single.
In recent weeks the team has failed to advance base runners and has struggled executing sacrifice bunts, a problem typified by Jason McStoots' inability to make contact on a suicide squeeze attempt with one out in the seventh inning of a two-run game.