New York at Arizona

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Mets 6, Diamondbacks 2

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PHOENIX -- Jorge Sosa returned to the major leagues and pitched well enough that he may stick around for a while.

Sosa, recalled from Triple-A New Orleans earlier in the day, outpitched reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Saturday night for their 13th straight victory at Chase Field.

"I went down to Triple-A and kept working hard," Sosa said through an interpreter. "It was well deserved to be back here and I'm happy to be back in the major leagues."

Shawn Green homered and drove in three runs and Carlos Delgado was 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored for the Mets, who won their fourth straight overall.

Sosa (1-0), who was sent to Triple-A after an uneven spring that included an 8.53 ERA, allowed two runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three before tiring in the seventh.

"It's always tough in spring training to get a full gauge of someone," said Mets manager Willie Randolph. "He struggled with his control at times and had a couple of bad outings but his arm looked strong. He went to Triple-A and got into a rhythm. Whatever he's doing, keep doing it."

Sosa, who entered the game 0-3 with a 6.65 ERA against Arizona, said he started throwing more offspeed pitches in the minors and continued the trend against the Diamondbacks.

Arizona manager Bob Melvin definitely noticed the difference.

"He was completely different," Melvin said. "If he threw 30 percent fastballs ... it just felt that way. He threw a lot of splits, changeups and whatever it was and we didn't make the adjustment."

Miguel Montero had a two-run, pinch-hit double for the Diamondbacks, who have lost five straight for the second time this season. Arizona has not beaten New York at home since May 11, 2004.

"It's been a crazy little streak but hopefully it will continue," Green said.

Delgado doubled to lead off the second against Webb (2-2) and scored when Green's high fly ball barely cleared the left-field fence for his fourth homer of the season.

"It's just a matter of time before he heats up," Randolph said of Delgado. "There's no secret to Carlos. When he gets good pitches to hit, he hits them."

The Mets added four more in the sixth. Webb walked Carlos Beltran and Delgado to start the inning and Paul LoDuca followed with a single that skipped past left fielder Scott Hairston and rolled to the wall, scoring both runners to make it 4-0.

LoDuca, who had advanced to third on the two-base error, scored on Green's single up the middle to put the Mets ahead 5-0. Green later stole second, went to third on a grounder and scored on Endy Chavez's sacrifice fly to center.

Hairston hit a one-out double in the seventh and Sosa walked Chris Young before giving way to Joe Smith. Smith retired Chris Snyder on a grounder to second but Montero doubled to the left-field wall, driving in Hairston and Young.

Webb allowed six runs -- five earned -- and six hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

"I was trying to get ahead and keep it on the plate but it just wasn't happening," Webb said.

Notes

Green has 13 multi-hit games. ... Sosa was 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA for New Orleans. ... To make room for Sosa, the Mets optioned RHP Ambiorix Burgos to New Orleans. Burgos had a 4.11 ERA in 12 appearances this season. ... Webb has walked three or more batters in five of seven starts. ... Webb dropped to 1-6 in his career against the Mets. ... Arizona 2B Orlando Hudson walked in the first inning to reach base for the 32nd straight game, the third-best streak in franchise history. ... Green has 33 career home runs at Chase Field.

 
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New York

S. Green
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
New York

J. Sosa
IP 6.1
H 4
ER 2
BB 2
K 3
 

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New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5010012 .354
David Wright, 3B5000002 .248
Carlos Beltran, CF4100122 .336
Carlos Delgado, 1B2220200 .211
Paul Lo Duca, C3111103 .267
Shawn Green, RF4223000 .348
Damion Easley, 2B3000101 .194
Endy Chavez, LF3001003 .323
Jorge Sosa, P3010010 .333
    Joe Smith, P0000000 .000
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000 .000
   a- David Newhan, PH0000000 .133
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
Totals3267554  
a-hit by pitch for Feliciano in the 9th
Batting
2B - Carlos Delgado (5, Webb)
HR - Shawn Green (4, Webb)
SF - Endy Chavez (1)
RBI - Paul Lo Duca (11), Shawn Green 3 (18), Endy Chavez (6)
SB - Shawn Green (2, 2nd base off Webb/Snyder)
Team LOB - 6
New York Mets
Jorge Sosa (W,1-0) 6.1422230 2.84
Joe Smith 0.2100010 0.00
Pedro Feliciano 1000010 0.00
Aaron Heilman 1000010 3.46
WP - Joe Smith (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge Sosa 101-65, Joe Smith 12-9, Pedro Feliciano 10-7, Aaron Heilman 7-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge Sosa 9-7, Joe Smith 1-0, Pedro Feliciano 2-0, Aaron Heilman 1-1
Batters Faced - Jorge Sosa 25, Joe Smith 3, Pedro Feliciano 3, Aaron Heilman 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Eric Byrnes, RF4010012 .276
Alberto Callaspo, 3B4000000 .188
Orlando Hudson, 2B3010110 .350
Tony Clark, 1B4000013 .222
Stephen Drew, SS4000003 .255
Scott Hairston, LF4110021 .215
Chris Young, CF3010100 .208
Chris Snyder, C3100002 .241
Brandon Webb, P2000011 .056
    Dustin Nippert, P0000000 .000
   a- Miguel Montero, PH1012000 .256
    Brandon Medders, P0000000 .000
    Jose Valverde, P0000000 .000
Totals3225226  
a-doubled for Nippert in the 7th
Batting
2B - Scott Hairston (5, Sosa), Miguel Montero (1, Smith)
RBI - Miguel Montero 2 (8)
2-OUT RBI - Miguel Montero 2 (2)
SB - Chris Young (4, 2nd base off Sosa/Lo Duca)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Drew-Hudson-Clark
E - Scott Hairston (1, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Webb (L,2-2) 6665431 3.75
Dustin Nippert 1100110 3.18
Brandon Medders 1000000 4.30
Jose Valverde 1000000 4.38
HBP - Newhan (by Jose Valverde)
Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 98-56, Dustin Nippert 21-11, Brandon Medders 11-7, Jose Valverde 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 11-3, Brandon Medders 2-1
Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 27, Dustin Nippert 5, Brandon Medders 3, Jose Valverde 4
Game Information
Attendance - 30339
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Marty Foster