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|L.A. Dodgers (36-28) «||0||0||0||3||0||2||0||0||x||5||8||1|
LOS ANGELES -- The doubles keep piling up for Luis Gonzalez.
Gonzalez entered one double behind Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, the Dodgers' hitting coach. Gonzalez tied Murray in the fourth and passed him in the sixth, giving him 561 two-base hits -- good for 19th on baseball's career list.
"Eddie was great. I took a couple of photos with him for me to keep," the 39-year-old Gonzalez said. "Eddie's a Hall of Famer. It's a nice accomplishment to have. (But) I just want to move on. It's important to me to win championships."
Loney, recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, went to third when center fielder Carlos Beltran mishandled the ball for an error, but was tagged out by catcher Paul Lo Duca while trying to score on Tony Abreu's suicide squeeze attempt.
Lo Duca tried to double up Abreu at first, but his throw was wild, and Abreu went all the way to third on the error. Pinch-hitter Wilson Betemit followed with an RBI single to complete the scoring.
"To be able to do what he's done, just looking at the scoreboard and seeing the numbers he's put up over the course of his career, I think he's extremely underrated," Mets third baseman David Wright said about Gonzalez. "I don't think he gets the credit that he deserves for being as consistent as he has throughout his career."
Randy Wolf (8-4) earned the victory, allowing nine hits and three runs in six innings. Wolf, who walked none and struck out three, moved into a tie with Philadelphia's Cole Hamels for the most wins in the NL.
"It's about the full season, not just the first 2½ months," said Wolf, who overcame a shaky start and a shot up the middle by Beltran in the fifth that hit him in the right foot and caromed away for an infield single.
"If it's not falling off, I'm going to go," Wolf said. "It didn't feel great, but I was able to go."
Takashi Saito, the fourth Los Angeles pitcher, worked the ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances as the Dodgers won for just the second time in seven games. Wolf and three relievers teamed up to retire the final 12 New York batters.
The game was the first between the teams since the Mets swept the Dodgers in their best-of-five NL division series last October.
"We're just not getting it done," Lo Duca said after the Mets' seventh loss in eight games. "We're not getting big hits when we need to, and I'm at the top of the list. I mean, I've been horrible with guys in scoring position. We're a good team and we know we're going to get out of this, but we need to play better than we have -- pitching, defense, everything."
The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the first on RBI singles by Shawn Green and Wright, who extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Carlos Delgado doubled to start the fourth and scored on a two-out single by Carlos Gomez, making it 3-0.
The Dodgers tied the game in the fourth on RBI singles by Russell Martin and Andre Ethier and a run-scoring double by Gonzalez -- their first three hits of the game. The three earned runs matched the total allowed by Hernandez in his previous five starts spanning 33 innings.
Hernandez gave up seven hits and five runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out four.
|Randy Wolf claims his eighth win of the season, putting him in a tie for the most victories in the NL. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|New York Mets|
|Jose Reyes, SS||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.309|
|Shawn Green, RF||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.318|
|Carlos Beltran, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.283|
|David Wright, 3B||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.279|
|Carlos Delgado, 1B||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||.228|
|Paul Lo Duca, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.305|
|Jose Valentin, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.271|
|Carlos Gomez, LF||3||0||1||1||0||0||1||.224|
|a- Ruben Gotay, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.295|
|Orlando Hernandez, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.200|
|Scott Schoeneweis, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Guillermo Mota, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Pedro Feliciano, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ricky Ledee, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.250|
|a-struck out for Gomez in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Feliciano in the 9th|
|2B - Carlos Delgado (14, Wolf)|
|SH - Orlando Hernandez (3)|
|RBI - Shawn Green (23), David Wright (35), Carlos Gomez (8)|
|2-OUT RBI - Carlos Gomez (3)|
|SB - Shawn Green (5, 3rd base off Wolf/Martin), David Wright (13, 2nd base off Wolf/Martin)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|E - Carlos Beltran (1, Misplayed grounder), Paul Lo Duca (3, Throwing)|
|New York Mets|
|Orlando Hernandez (L,3-2)||5.2||7||5||4||3||4||0||2.38|
|Pitches-Strikes - Orlando Hernandez 113-71, Scott Schoeneweis 6-4, Guillermo Mota 7-6, Pedro Feliciano 13-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Orlando Hernandez 5-8, Scott Schoeneweis 1-0, Guillermo Mota 1-1, Pedro Feliciano 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Orlando Hernandez 27, Scott Schoeneweis 2, Guillermo Mota 2, Pedro Feliciano 4|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Rafael Furcal, SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.288|
|Juan Pierre, CF||2||1||1||0||2||0||0||.273|
|Russell Martin, C||4||1||1||1||0||1||2||.298|
|Jeff Kent, 2B||3||0||0||0||1||0||4||.261|
|Luis Gonzalez, LF||4||2||2||1||0||1||2||.297|
|Matt Kemp, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.381|
|Andre Ethier, RF-LF||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.263|
|James Loney, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.250|
|Tony Abreu, 3B||4||1||0||0||0||1||2||.262|
|Randy Wolf, P||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||.120|
|a- Wilson Betemit, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.200|
|Chad Billingsley, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jonathan Broxton, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Takashi Saito, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Wolf in the 6th|
|2B - Luis Gonzalez 2 (14, Hernandez, Hernandez), James Loney (1, Hernandez)|
|RBI - Russell Martin (41), Luis Gonzalez (27), Andre Ethier (28), James Loney (2), Wilson Betemit (16)|
|2-OUT RBI - Wilson Betemit (9)|
|SB - Juan Pierre (20, 2nd base off Hernandez/Lo Duca), Russell Martin (11, 2nd base off Hernandez/Lo Duca)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|PB - Russell Martin (4)|
|E - Russell Martin (6, Throwing)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Randy Wolf (W,8-4)||6||9||3||3||0||3||0||4.06|
|Chad Billingsley (H,3)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.27|
|Jonathan Broxton (H,15)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||3.98|
|Takashi Saito (S,17)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||1.73|
|WP - Randy Wolf (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wolf 96-67, Chad Billingsley 12-8, Jonathan Broxton 16-12, Takashi Saito 10-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wolf 7-8, Chad Billingsley 2-1, Takashi Saito 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Randy Wolf 27, Chad Billingsley 3, Jonathan Broxton 3, Takashi Saito 3|
|Attendance - 40467|
|Game Time - 2:59|
|Temperature - 66|
|Umpires - Home - Larry Poncino, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Jerry Meals|