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New York at San Diego

Final 14th
N.Y. Mets
San Diego
W: B. Sweeney (1-0) L: C. Bradford (0-1)
HR: NYM - C. Delgado (7)   SD - None

Padres 2, Mets 1 (14 innings)

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- Geoff Blum's first hit of the season came at an opportune time for the Padres.

Blum led off the 14th inning with a base hit and scored on Brian Giles' double to lift the San Diego Padres over the New York Mets 2-1 on Friday Night.

Blum, who was 0-for-11, singled to center against Chad Bradford (0-1). Giles then sliced a pitch down the left-field line. The ball went all to way to the fence and Blum came racing around third to beat Jose Reyes' relay throw home.

"Gilly did a great job of putting that ball in play down the left-field line," Blum said. "For a second I thought Cliff (Floyd) was going to have a shot to knock it down so my first intentions were to get to third base, if I could. But Hoffy's judgment (third base coach Glenn Hoffman) told me to go home and I scored. It was a gutsy call on his part."

Blum's last hit also came in the 14th inning -- a tiebreaking, two-out solo homer to win Game 3 of the World Series for the Chicago White Sox last year.

"This game is very humbling," Blum said. "To go the first two weeks without a hit. The guys had a good time, keeping things loose and I deserved to get that first hit ball. Hopefully it's one of many more to come."

Brian Sweeney (1-0), the third San Diego reliever, pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead on Carlos Delgado's home run to center field leading off the third against Woody Williams.

The homer was Delgado's seventh and the 376th of his career, tying him with Carlton Fisk for 58th on the career list.

The Padres tied it in the bottom of the fifth when Adrian Gonzalez singled in Josh Barfield, who led off the inning with a base hit. Barfield, who tied his career high with three hits, then stole second. After Giles walked, Mike Piazza hit into a double play. But Gonzalez came through with his 10th RBI on a single to right.

Mets starter Brian Bannister went five innings, giving up one run and four hits. The rookie walked six and struck out four.

Williams pitched eight innings for the Padres, allowing one run on four hits, walking two and striking out three. It was his longest outing since June 26, 2004, when he also pitched eight innings.

The Mets threatened in the seventh, putting runners on first and third with one out. However, Williams got Endy Chavez to hit a grounder to first baseman Gonzalez, who threw home for the second out of the inning.

Barfield then dove to stop pinch-hitter Carlos Beltran's hard grounder and the second baseman threw Beltran out at first.

Trevor Hoffman, Scott Cassidy and Sweeney combined to allow just three hits in the final six innings with seven strikeouts.

"I don't think we're in a slump," David Wright said. "We hit some balls hard tonight, but just right at someone. We're not concerned."

New York scored one run for the third time in four games. The Mets were held to three hits in consecutive losses to Atlanta before beating San Diego 7-2 on Thursday night.

The Padres stranded 16 runners and struck out 14 times. The Mets struck out 10 times.


Beltran, who left Thursday night's game in the fifth inning with a sore hamstring, was awaiting results from an MRI. ... Padres center fielder Mike Cameron, who hasn't played a game this season due to a strained left oblique, had his second rehab assignment Friday night with Single-A Lake Elsinore. He went 1-for-4 with a single and played all nine innings. He is expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday night. ... The Padres went 3-for-3 in stolen bases against Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca, who has thrown out just one runner in 18 attempts.

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Players of the Game
San Diego

B. Giles
AB 6
R 0
H 1
HR 0
New York

C. Delgado
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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RBI - Carlos Delgado (17)
SB - David Wright (3, 2nd base off Williams/Piazza), Cliff Floyd (2, 2nd base off Hoffman/Piazza)
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DP - Reyes-Matsui-Delgado, Reyes-Matsui-Delgado
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Josh Barfield, 2B5130102 .305
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RBI - Brian Giles (6), Adrian Gonzalez (10)
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SB - Dave Roberts (4, 2nd base off Bannister/Lo Duca), Josh Barfield 2 (6, 2nd base off Bannister/Lo Duca, 2nd base off Bannister/Lo Duca)
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Game Information
Attendance - 38541
Game Time - 3:56
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor