New York — Jose Reyes juked, bluffed and faked a mad dash, anything to rattle Armando Benitez.

New York — Jose Reyes juked, bluffed and faked a mad dash, anything to rattle Armando Benitez.

It paid off — twice.

Moments after Reyes provoked the excitable reliever into his second balk of the 12th inning, Carlos Delgado hit his second homer of the game to lift the Mets over the San Francisco Giants 5-4 last night.

"I just tried to put some pressure on him," Reyes said, "and it worked."

With the ballpark still buzzing after Reyes trotted home with the tying run, Delgado's shot gave the Mets their fourth straight win. The NL East leaders posted their 15th come-from-behind victory.

"We're good at it," Delgado said.

Minus Barry Bonds from the starting lineup, the Giants dropped their fourth in a row.

After Omar Vizquel barely beat Delgado's throw home to put San Francisco ahead 4-3 in the top of the 12th, the Mets rallied.

Reyes drew a leadoff walk from Benitez (0-3) and moved up on a balk. It was hard to tell exactly what first base umpire Bob Davidson saw — his nickname in baseball is "Balkin' Bob" for his frequent balk calls.

Benitez "started and stopped," crew chief Randy Marsh said, speaking on behalf of the umpires. Countered Benitez: "I don't think so."

A sacrifice by Endy Chavez moved Reyes to third, and he stayed there when Carlos Beltran grounded out.

Reyes then began dancing down the third-base line. Suddenly, Benitez seemed to break his hands apart and Reyes was waved home by a couple of the umpires.

"I think he was startled by Reyes," Marsh said. "Both balks were pretty obvious."

Benitez stalked around on the mound and, without much time to compose himself, served up Delgado's 414th career home run. While the Mets celebrated, Benitez walked with his head down toward the bench. The former Mets reliever threw his glove as he neared the dugout.

"It's not my problem," Delgado said. "His job is to pitch and my job is to hit."

Joe Smith (2-0) got the win despite giving up the go-ahead run.

Mets lefty Oliver Perez left after seven innings with the game tied at 3. Perez fanned eight, and walked none. He set down 14 straight batters after Bengie Molina homered in the first.

Beltran drew a two-out walk in the fourth and Delgado homered, tying it at 2.

The Mets took the lead in the sixth when Reyes led off with a single and streaked home on Beltran's double.