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Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 46 - Dodgers (3) at Mets (5) - Lagares, Granderson, Wright Come Up Big for Mets


Los Angeles

New York

W: J. Niese (3-3) L: C. Perez (0-2) S: J. Mejia (2)
HR: LAD - J. Turner (1)   NYM - None


Juan Lagares' go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning helped the New York Mets to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the finale of a three-game set on Thursday.

Curtis Granderson added an RBI triple in the eighth, while David Wright posted two hits and a run scored for the Mets, who had dropped six of their last seven games coming into the contest.

Jon Niese (3-3) surrendered three runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings to notch the win. Jenrry Mejia fired a 1-2-3 ninth to record his second save of the season.

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke allowed three runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two walks over five frames, ending his streak of 21 straight starts of yielding two runs or fewer.

Justin Turner belted a two-run homer in defeat.

After the Dodgers tied the game at 3-3 in the top half of the seventh, the Mets went ahead with a run in the home half and added to their cushion after plating another in the eighth.

Wilmer Flores led off the seventh with a single into left-center against Chris Perez (0-2) and a wild pitch allowed him to move to second. Lagares then whacked a base hit into right to bring him home and give the Mets a 4-3 edge.

Rookie Eric Campbell, making his first career start in left field, made a sensational diving catch in the top of the eighth before doubling Yasiel Puig off second base to preserve New York's advantage.

Wright looped a base hit into right and Granderson followed by smacking a shot off the top of the wall that Matt Kemp overran in right-center to make it 5-3. Granderson was later thrown out at home with one away after Lucas Duda bounced one to Hanley Ramirez at shortstop.

Earlier, Adrian Gonzalez's sacrifice fly into left in the first opened the scoring for LA before Campbell's sac fly into right in the second tied the score at 1-1.

Later in the second, Puig made an outstanding backhanded diving catch on a sinking, slicing liner off the bat of Flores.

The Mets pushed across two more in the fifth.

Back-to-back one-out doubles by Anthony Recker and Niese brought home a run to put New York in front. Niese moved to third on Lagares groundout and then scored for a 3-1 Mets lead when Turner was unable to range to his left to handle a Daniel Murphy roller in the hole.

Turner, though, atoned for his mistake in the seventh by cracking his two-run blast into the seats in left to knot the contest.

Game Notes

The Mets were 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position, while LA finished 0- for-4 ... Perez was charged with two runs on four hits over his 1 1/3 innings of work.

Box Score:

Chone Figgins 2B311000011.261
Yasiel Puig RF401010002.331
Hanley Ramirez SS401000000.251
Adrian Gonzalez 1B300100000.281
Matt Kemp CF400000002.265
Scott Van Slyke LF310000012.263
Justin Turner 3B211200110.225
A.J. Ellis C301010000.167
Zack Greinke P200000000.222
  Jamey Wright P000000000.000
  Carl Crawford PH100000000.269
  Chris Perez P000000000.000
  Paul Maholm P000000000.000
Juan Lagares CF401100000.313
Daniel Murphy 2B400000000.299
David Wright 3B412000001.297
Curtis Granderson RF412111001.214
Eric Campbell LF300100001.368
Lucas Duda 1B300000011.244
Wilmer Flores SS411000002.308
Anthony Recker C211010011.203
Jon Niese P211110001.083
  Bobby Abreu PH100000000.241
  Daisuke Matsuzaka P000000000.000
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000

E_M.Kemp, J.Turner, D.Murphy. LOB_Los Angeles 3, NY Mets 5. 2B_Y.Puig, A.Ellis, C.Granderson, A.Recker, J.Niese. 3B_C.Granderson. HR_J.Turner (1) off J.Niese. SF_A.Gonzalez, E.Campbell. SB_L.Duda (2). CS_D.Wright. GIDP_A.Ellis. DP_NY Mets 3 (J.Niese, W.Flores and L.Duda), (D.Murphy and W.Flores), (E.Campbell and D.Murphy).

Zack Greinke5.0431240101-632.01
Jamey Wright1.000001010-73.16
Chris Perez (L 0-2)1.142202026-205.68
Paul Maholm0.200001012-75.31
Jon Niese (W 3-3)7.043335197-562.70
Daisuke Matsuzaka (H 2)1.01000109-72.14
Jenrry Mejia (S 2)1.000001015-84.43

T_2:59. A_23416.
Umpires_Home,Adrian Johnson; First, Stu Scheurwater; Second, Larry Vanover; Third, Angel Hernandez.

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