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Wright's RBI double ends a 14-inning affair, lifting N.Y. over Atlanta

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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NEW YORK -- Just a minute before midnight, time ran out on the Atlanta Braves.

In a 4-hour, 47-minute marathon that stretched through 14 innings, David Wright's two-out double drove home Carlos Beltran with the winning run in an 8-7 victory over the Braves.

New York stranded 19 runners, fell behind by four runs in the seventh inning and were down by a run in the 11th. And still the Mets won.

"We had it won twice," Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said. "We gave it up twice. It was a game we should have won."

Not according to the Mets.

"We kept scrapping and clawing," manager Willie Randolph said. "It was a big character win for us."

Wright had three hits and was on base six times. Jose Reyes had a career-high five hits. Cliff Floyd had a tying home run in the 11th inning after the Braves had taken the lead on a pinch homer by Wilson Betemit against closer Billy Wagner. Beltran homered early and scored the winning run late.

"The resilience, the character, the makeup of this team," Wright said. "We are not going to roll over."

"We are never going to give in," Beltran said. "That's what we did today four different times with four different players."

Beltran had walked in the 14th and advanced on Brian McCann's passed ball.

"He didn't know where it was, so I gave it a shot," Beltran said. "It was pretty close."

Wright's winning hit came off Jorge Sosa (0-5), who had been scheduled to start Sunday.

The hit was the third of the night for Wright, who broke out of a 1-for-19 slump with four hits Thursday night.

The win was the third straight for New York and the third straight loss for Atlanta, dropping the Braves eight games behind the Mets in the NL East. New York (20-9) is 11 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2000 season.

Betemit hit his third homer of the season leading off the 11th. It was the third home run allowed by Wagner, who gave up just six all last season.

"When he hit it, I didn't think it was gone," Wagner said. "Where he hit it, I was shocked."

Floyd, locked in a slump that had dipped his average below .190, tied it against Chris Reitsma with his third homer of the season. An inning later, Reitsma got Floyd to pop up with the bases loaded.

Reyes touched off the tying four-run rally in the seventh with a single and opened the eighth with his fifth triple of the season. But the Mets could not get him home, and the rally ended with Floyd grounding out with the bases loaded

Trailing 6-2, the Mets knocked starter Kyle Davies out in the seventh. Reyes opened with his fourth single and Paul Lo Duca doubled. An error by shortstop Edgar Renteria allowed one run to score, and Carlos Delgado singled home another. Floyd's RBI single against reliever Ken Ray made it 6-5, and Kaz Matsui delivered a tying single.

Ray escaped further damage, getting 47-year-old pinch hitter Julio Franco to hit into an inning-ending double play.

McCann drove in a pair of runs with two hits and Marcus Giles had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored twice for the Braves.

Brian Jordan also had two hits and scored twice on McCann's single and double as the Braves built a 6-2 lead.

Notes

  • Chipper Jones' first-inning RBI was the 105th of his career against the Mets.
  • Renteria's fifth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 21 games, 20 this season.
  • Reyes' five hits marked the 26th time a Mets player has had five hits in a game.
  • Duaner Sanchez pitched two scoreless innings, stretching his scoreless streak to 21 innings.
  • Mets disabled list report: 2B Anderson Hernandez (disc) has started playing in the Gulf Coast League. RHP Brian Bannister (hamstring) has begun long toss regimen.
 
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Carlos Beltran scores the winning run as the Mets move 11 games over .500 for the first time since 2000.  (AP)
Carlos Beltran scores the winning run as the Mets move 11 games over .500 for the first time since 2000. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

J. Reyes
AB 7
R 2
H 5
HR 0
RBI 0
Atlanta

M. Giles
AB 7
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Atlanta Braves
Marcus Giles, 2B7230000 .221
Edgar Renteria, SS5010112 .349
Chipper Jones, 3B6121103 .283
Andruw Jones, CF6021133 .291
Jeff Francoeur, RF7021015 .217
Brian Jordan, 1B4220011 .310
    Adam LaRoche, 1B2000101 .205
Brian McCann, C6122004 .317
Matt Diaz, LF3011012 .229
    Ryan Langerhans, LF3000000 .259
Kyle Davies, P3000002 .000
    Macay McBride, P0000000 .000
    Ken Ray, P0000000 .000
   a- Pete Orr, PH1000000 .184
    Oscar Villarreal, P0000000 .000
    Mike Remlinger, P0000000 .000
    Chuck James, P0000000 .000
    Peter Moylan, P0000000 .000
   b- Wilson Betemit, PH1111000 .266
    Chris Reitsma, P0000000 .000
    Jorge Sosa, P0000000 .200
   c- Todd Pratt, PH1000010 .167
Totals5571674823 
a-grounded out for Ray in the 8th
b-homered for Moylan in the 11th
c-struck out for Reitsma in the 13th
Batting
2B - Marcus Giles 2 (7, Trachsel, Bradford), Jeff Francoeur (2, Trachsel), Brian Jordan (1, Trachsel), Brian McCann (6, Trachsel)
HR - Wilson Betemit (3, Wagner)
SH - Edgar Renteria (1)
RBI - Chipper Jones (11), Andruw Jones (30), Jeff Francoeur (17), Brian McCann 2 (9), Matt Diaz (4), Wilson Betemit (11)
2-OUT RBI - Brian McCann (3), Matt Diaz (1)
SB - Marcus Giles (2, 2nd base off Wagner/Lo Duca), Edgar Renteria (3, 2nd base off Trachsel/Lo Duca), Chipper Jones (1, 2nd base off Julio/Lo Duca), Brian McCann (1, 2nd base off Trachsel/Lo Duca)
CS - Jeff Francoeur (3, 2nd base by Trachsel/Lo Duca)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Renteria-Giles-Jordan, Giles-Renteria-Jordan, Renteria-Giles-LaRoche
PB - Brian McCann 2 (2)
E - Edgar Renteria (4, Misplayed grounder)
Atlanta Braves
Kyle Davies 6944421 4.91
Macay McBride0121000 27.00
Ken Ray (BS,1) 1200100 2.13
Oscar Villarreal 0.1100100 2.19
Mike Remlinger 0.2000100 4.66
Chuck James 0.1000100 2.38
Peter Moylan 1.2000130 0.00
Chris Reitsma (BS,2) 2211201 4.97
Jorge Sosa (L,0-5) 1.2110200 6.17
IBB - Nady by Ken Ray, Beltran by Oscar Villarreal, Reyes by Peter Moylan, Delgado by Chris Reitsma
WP - Kyle Davies (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Davies 97-58, Macay McBride 3-2, Ken Ray 12-6, Oscar Villarreal 9-3, Mike Remlinger 13-7, Chuck James 5-1, Peter Moylan 24-13, Chris Reitsma 32-17, Jorge Sosa 31-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Davies 7-7, Macay McBride 1-0, Ken Ray 1-1, Oscar Villarreal 1-0, Mike Remlinger 1-1, Chuck James 1-0, Peter Moylan 2-0, Chris Reitsma 2-4, Jorge Sosa 1-4
Batters Faced - Kyle Davies 29, Macay McBride 2, Ken Ray 5, Oscar Villarreal 3, Mike Remlinger 3, Chuck James 2, Peter Moylan 6, Chris Reitsma 10, Jorge Sosa 8
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS7250101 .268
Paul Lo Duca, C7110106 .290
Carlos Beltran, CF6322211 .266
Carlos Delgado, 1B6111203 .288
David Wright, 3B5032311 .315
Cliff Floyd, LF6122108 .194
Xavier Nady, RF4000301 .298
Kaz Matsui, 2B5011012 .255
Steve Trachsel, P2010012 .273
   a- Jose Valentin, PH1000000 .154
    Chad Bradford, P0000000 .000
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000 .000
   b- Julio Franco, PH1000001 .222
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
   c- Chris Woodward, PH1000011 .267
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .000
   d- Endy Chavez, PH1000000 .302
    Duaner Sanchez, P0000000 .000
   e- Ramon Castro, PH1000001 .379
    Jorge Julio, P0000000 .000
Totals53816813528 
a-fouled out for Trachsel in the 6th
b-grounded into a double play for Feliciano in the 7th
c-struck out for Heilman in the 9th
d-fouled out for Wagner in the 11th
e-flied out for Sanchez in the 13th
Batting
2B - Paul Lo Duca (7, Davies), Carlos Beltran (3, Reitsma), David Wright (8, Sosa)
3B - Jose Reyes (5, Villarreal)
HR - Carlos Beltran (6, Davies), Cliff Floyd (3, Reitsma)
SH - Kaz Matsui 2 (2)
RBI - Carlos Beltran 2 (14), Carlos Delgado (24), David Wright 2 (21), Cliff Floyd 2 (13), Kaz Matsui (3)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Beltran (6), David Wright (8)
Team LOB - 19
Fielding
DP - Matsui-Reyes-Delgado
New York Mets
Steve Trachsel 6944140 4.96
Chad Bradford 0.2322100 3.48
Pedro Feliciano 0.1000000 1.23
Aaron Heilman 2100010 2.04
Billy Wagner 2211111 2.12
Duaner Sanchez 2000110 0.00
Jorge Julio (W,1-1) 1100010 5.87
IBB - Jones by Chad Bradford, A. Jones by Billy Wagner
Pitches-Strikes - Steve Trachsel 95-58, Chad Bradford 17-9, Pedro Feliciano 5-3, Aaron Heilman 19-14, Billy Wagner 30-19, Duaner Sanchez 20-13, Jorge Julio 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Steve Trachsel 8-5, Chad Bradford 2-0, Aaron Heilman 1-4, Billy Wagner 3-2, Duaner Sanchez 3-1, Jorge Julio 1-1
Batters Faced - Steve Trachsel 27, Chad Bradford 6, Pedro Feliciano 1, Aaron Heilman 7, Billy Wagner 9, Duaner Sanchez 6, Jorge Julio 4
Game Information
Attendance - 47720
Game Time - 4:47
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Randy Marsh, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt