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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recap: Game 44 - Dodgers (9) at Mets (4) - Gonzo, Puig, Light up Mets


Los Angeles

New York

W: J. Beckett (2-1) L: R. Montero (0-2)
HR: LAD - A. Gonzalez (11)   NYM - C. Granderson (6),L. Duda (5)


Adrian Gonzalez finished a triple shy of the cycle and eight different Dodgers drove in runs to help Los Angeles to a 9-4 decision over the New York Mets on Tuesday to open a three-game set from Citi Field.

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Carl Crawford had a pair of hits and three runs scored for the Dodgers, who improved to 15-9 away from home this season.

Josh Beckett (2-1) allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings but did enough to earn his second straight win.

Curtis Granderson doubled, homered and scored twice for New York, which saw starter Rafael Montero (0-2) struggle in his second career start. Montero had trouble finding the plate and was torched for five runs on seven hits and four walks over 4 1/3 frames.

Montero had control issues in the second, walking three but avoiding the big inning. With runners on the corners, Beckett helped himself with an RBI single to right, but Montero fanned Puig with two outs and the bases loaded later in the frame.

Granderson nearly homered to start the top of the second inning, crushing a double off the top of the wall in right. Granderson moved to third on Chris Young's fly to center and scored two batters later when Wilmer Flores reached on an infield single to short.

Montero flirted with danger again in the third, putting runners on second and third with one out, but got out of the inning unscathed. Two innings later, the Dodgers broke through.

Puig walked to start the stanza to set up Gonzalez's two-run blast to right- center. Matt Kemp followed with a double and Crawford chased Montero from the contest with a RBI single to center. Crawford stole second and moved to third on reliever Jeurys Familia's wild pitch before Juan Uribe plated him with a single for a 5-1 margin.

Ramirez's RBI single in the sixth made it a 6-1 game.

Granderson started the sixth inning with a solo homer to right. Beckett never settled down, giving up a double to Young before Lucas Duda too went yard, cutting the deficit to 6-4. Beckett was pulled two batters later after walking Flores, but the lead held thanks to a scoreless inning by J.P. Howell.

Both teams threatened but failed to put any more runs across until the ninth, when pinch-hitter Andre Ethier plated Crawford by grounding into a fielder's choice. Dee Gordon and Puig also drove in runs with singles to result in the final margin.

Game Notes

LA closer Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth, his first work since May 12 ... The Mets have dropped five of six ... New York second baseman Daniel Murphy went 0-for-5 as his 10-game hitting streak was snapped... LA outhit New York, 15-11 ... Los Angeles did its work with runners in scoring position, finishing 7-for-14.

Box Score:

Dee Gordon 2B501100011.301
Yasiel Puig RF423110011.333
Hanley Ramirez SS501100010.250
Adrian Gonzalez 1B413210111.287
Matt Kemp CF412010000.273
  J.P. Howell P000000000.000
  Chris Withrow P000000000.000
  Scott Van Slyke PH100000000.278
  Brian Wilson P000000000.000
  Kenley Jansen P000000000.000
Carl Crawford LF432100011.280
Juan Uribe 3B502110001.303
  Justin Turner PR-3B010000000.230
A.J. Ellis C400000011.158
Josh Beckett P301100001.133
  Andre Ethier CF210100000.262
Eric Young LF-2B401000011.221
Daniel Murphy 2B-1B500000003.309
David Wright 3B501000000.285
Curtis Granderson RF-CF523110102.205
Chris Young CF-LF411010001.212
Lucas Duda 1B411200101.250
  Jose Valverde P000000000.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
Wilmer Flores SS301100011.222
Juan Centeno C401000001.300
Rafael Montero P100000001.000
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.000
  Eric Campbell PH101000000.500
  Carlos Torres P000000000.000
  Ruben Tejada PH100000001.183
  Daisuke Matsuzaka P000000000.000
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Bobby Abreu RF101000000.259

E_J.Centeno. LOB_Los Angeles 12, NY Mets 10. 2B_Y.Puig, A.Gonzalez, M.Kemp, J.Uribe, C.Granderson, C.Young. HR_A.Gonzalez (11) off R.Montero, C.Granderson (6) off J.Beckett, L.Duda (5) off J.Beckett. SB_C.Crawford 2 (8), E.Young (16). GIDP_A.Ellis. DP_NY Mets 1 (W.Flores, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

Josh Beckett (W 2-1)5.084426299-592.89
J.P. Howell (H 9)1.120003029-162.20
Chris Withrow (H 6)0.200000011-72.95
Brian Wilson (H 5)1.010001021-128.79
Kenley Jansen1.000002016-124.12
Rafael Montero (L 0-2)4.175544197-536.97
Jeurys Familia0.21000009-63.10
Carlos Torres1.031102024-183.20
Daisuke Matsuzaka1.200010024-112.25
Scott Rice0.00001006-25.40
Jose Valverde0.222201024-144.26
Josh Edgin0.221100010-74.50

J.Beckett pitched to 4 batters in the 6th. S.Rice pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP_by C.Withrow (C.Young), by D.Matsuzaka (Y.Puig).
WP_J.Familia, S.Rice.
T_4:08. A_22288.
Umpires_Home,Larry Vanover; First, Paul Nauert; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Adrian Johnson.

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