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Wright's three-run shot lifts first-place Mets over Marlins

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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NEW YORK -- David Wright had been struggling, locked in an 8-for-43 slide that had chopped 20 points off his batting average. Then he went hitless in his first three at-bats Sunday.

But in a big eighth-inning spot against the Florida Marlins, Wright showed why he will be the National League's starting third baseman in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

With New York scuffling and in danger of losing three of four games to Florida, Wright hit a three-run homer that was the difference in the Mets' 7-6 victory.

"The last couple of weeks, I haven't felt that great up at the plate," Wright said. "I was just trying to clear my head, just relax up there."

Wright guessed that reliever Logan Kensing would try a slider because that's what the Marlins had been throwing him all weekend. "He left one up and I got a pretty good swing on it," Wright said.

Wright has 20 homers and 74 RBI at the All-Star break and the Mets (53-38) lead the NL East by 12 games.

"What about that David Wright?" manager Willie Randolph said. "Seventy-four RBI, most by any Met at the break and another big home run for him.

"It's a nice way to end the first half."

Joe Borchard went 2-for-3 and scored two runs for the Marlins, who scored three runs in the seventh to take a 5-3 lead. Florida is 27-17 since May 22 after starting the season 11-31.

Jose Valentin started New York's four-run eighth with a walk. To Marlins manager Joe Girardi, that was the turning point of the inning.

"The big at-bat was Valentin," Girardi said. "Logan had him 1-and-2 and couldn't put him away."

Valentin went to third when center fielder Reggie Abercrombie lost Paul Lo Duca's fly ball in the sun for a single. Carlos Beltran followed with a run-scoring single off Kensing (1-2) to cut the Marlins' lead to 5-4.

After Carlos Delgado flied out, Wright turned the game with his home run.

"It felt great for myself and the team," Wright said.

Pedro Feliciano (2-2) pitched one scoreless inning to get the win, and Billy Wagner allowed Miguel Olivo's one-out solo homer in the ninth before finishing for his 18th save.

New York's Tom Glavine, trying to become the major league's first 12-game winner, had a 3-0 lead after five innings but the Marlins came back.

Borchard doubled and scored on Mike Jacobs' two-out, two-run single in the sixth. Borchard doubled in Abercrombie in the seventh, advanced to third on Xavier Nady's error in right field and scored on Hanley Ramirez's RBI single.

Dan Uggla then hit a sacrifice fly to give Florida a 5-3 lead.

"I thought I pitched pretty well," Glavine said. "I was disappointed with the way it came out for me. With a couple of things going my way, I could have thrown a shutout."

Glavine allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.

Lo Duca also doubled in a run for New York on a ball that glanced off third baseman Miguel Cabrera's glove. After the inning, Marlins starter Scott Olsen confronted Cabrera in the dugout.

"They're OK," Girardi said. "They kissed and made up."

"Whatever happened, happened," Olsen said. "We're fine. They'll be no carryover."

The Marlins had two runners thrown out on the bases in the first two innings.

Ramirez walked leading off the game and was thrown out trying to steal by Lo Duca. In the second, Josh Willingham opened with a double and then was cut down by Nady as he tried to score on a two-out single by Abercrombie.

Ramirez went 3-for-4 and scored two runs for Florida.

Notes

  • Nady's assist was his third and the Mets 24th outfield assist.
  • Nady made a diving catch in the seventh to rob Olivo of an extra-base hit.
 
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David Wright hits his 20th homer of the season as part of the Mets four-run eighth-inning rally.  (AP)
David Wright hits his 20th homer of the season as part of the Mets four-run eighth-inning rally. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

D. Wright
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
Florida

H. Ramirez
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS4231110 .268
Dan Uggla, 2B3011011 .307
Miguel Cabrera, 3B3000113 .334
Josh Willingham, LF4020004 .271
Mike Jacobs, 1B4012012 .278
    Wes Helms, 1B0000000 .264
Cody Ross, RF3000013 .250
    Taylor Tankersley, P0000000 .000
    Randy Messenger, P0000000 .000
   a- Jeremy Hermida, PH1000001 .286
    Logan Kensing, P0000000 .000
Reggie Abercrombie, CF4120011 .221
Matt Treanor, C2000000 .216
   b- Miguel Olivo, PH-C2111001 .286
Scott Olsen, P1000000 .080
   c- Joe Borchard, PH-RF3220010 .236
Totals3461252716 
a-grounded into a double play for Messenger in the 8th
b-flied out for Treanor in the 7th
c-doubled for Olsen in the 6th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez (19, Glavine), Josh Willingham (17, Glavine), Joe Borchard 2 (2, Glavine, Glavine)
HR - Miguel Olivo (10, Wagner)
SF - Dan Uggla (5)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (25), Dan Uggla (51), Mike Jacobs 2 (47), Miguel Olivo (35)
2-OUT RBI - Mike Jacobs 2 (22)
SB - Hanley Ramirez (26, 3rd base off Bradford/Lo Duca)
CS - Hanley Ramirez (5, 2nd base by Glavine/Lo Duca)
Team LOB - 4
Florida Marlins
Scott Olsen 5633051 4.24
Taylor Tankersley 1000000 1.86
Randy Messenger (H,8) 1000020 2.67
Logan Kensing (BS,3; L,1-2) 1344121 4.44
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Olsen 92-59, Taylor Tankersley 9-4, Randy Messenger 15-11, Logan Kensing 35-24
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Olsen 8-2, Taylor Tankersley 1-2, Randy Messenger 1-0
Batters Faced - Scott Olsen 21, Taylor Tankersley 3, Randy Messenger 3, Logan Kensing 7
New York Mets
Jose Valentin, 2B3210100 .275
Paul Lo Duca, C4031000 .302
    Jose Reyes, PR0100000 .300
    Ramon Castro, C0000000 .255
Carlos Beltran, CF4111022 .279
Carlos Delgado, 1B4010013 .252
David Wright, 3B4113011 .316
Cliff Floyd, LF3110000 .249
    Chad Bradford, P0000000 .000
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000 .000
   a- Julio Franco, PH1000010 .281
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .000
Xavier Nady, RF4112020 .265
Chris Woodward, SS3000020 .232
Tom Glavine, P2000000 .207
    Endy Chavez, LF1000000 .283
Totals33797196 
a-struck out for Feliciano in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Valentin (14, Olsen), Paul Lo Duca (21, Olsen), Carlos Delgado (14, Olsen)
HR - David Wright (20, Kensing), Xavier Nady (12, Olsen)
RBI - Paul Lo Duca (30), Carlos Beltran (68), David Wright 3 (74), Xavier Nady 2 (34)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Lo Duca (13)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Xavier Nady 1
DP - Woodward-Valentin-Delgado, Valentin-Woodward-Delgado
E - Paul Lo Duca (6, Wild throw), Xavier Nady (3, Misplayed ball)
New York Mets
Tom Glavine 6.1943240 3.48
Chad Bradford 0.2210000 3.48
Pedro Feliciano (W,2-2) 1000010 2.34
Billy Wagner (S,18) 1111021 2.43
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Glavine 98-61, Chad Bradford 15-10, Pedro Feliciano 10-6, Billy Wagner 13-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Glavine 3-9, Chad Bradford 1-1, Pedro Feliciano 1-0
Batters Faced - Tom Glavine 27, Chad Bradford 4, Pedro Feliciano 2, Billy Wagner 4
Game Information
Attendance - 39829
Game Time - 2:47
Temperature - 85
Umpires - Home - James Hoye, First Base - Charlie Reliford, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Greg Gibson