New York Mets' Ruben Tejada reacts after scoring on a two-RBI single by David Wright during the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Gregory Bull/AP)

New York Mets' Ruben Tejada reacts after scoring on a two-RBI single by David Wright during the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Mets lose game, shortstop

LOS ANGELES — Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada broke his right leg when a takeout slide by Chase Utley flipped the shortstop during a four-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to beat New York 5-2 Saturday night to tie their NL Division Series at one game apiece.

The Mets were leading 2-1 when the Dodgers put runners at the corners with one out against Noah Syndergaard. Bartolo Colon relieved, and Howie Kendrick hit a grounder up the middle.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy flipped to Tejada, who took the throw awkwardly for an apparent force as Utley slid past the bag and slammed into him with Tejada’s back turned to the play, causing him to flip over as the tying run scored from third.

Tejada was put on a flatbed vehicle after an air cast was placed on his leg. The Mets said Tejada sustained a fractured right fibula. Utley was ruled safe on a video review, which determined Tejada’s foot missed the bag. Utley also appeared not to touch the base.

Mets manager Terry Collins wouldn’t say whether he saw the slide was clean or not. He said the umpires were “great’” in how they handled the review.

“They thought that it’s pretty hard to rule that he didn’t touch the bag when he hit the shortstop and nobody was tagged, so they have no other call,” he said, “so they handled it right.”

Adrian Gonzalez followed with a two-run double off Addison Reed and scored on Justin Turner’s double.

The action shifts to Citi Field in New York for Game 3 Monday, when Brett Anderson starts for the Dodgers against the Mets’ Matt Harvey in the best-of-five series.

Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto hit solo homers in the second, the latter off the right-field pole. Andre Ethier had an RBI double in the fourth.

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