New York at Los Angeles

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N.Y. Mets (53-42) «60301201013163
L.A. Dodgers (54-42)2220101109191

Delgado, Castro, Beltran lead Mets in high-scoring affair

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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LOS ANGELES -- It was a night to forget for Tom Glavine and Derek Lowe, who both tossed surprising clunkers in a pitching matchup that appeared stellar on paper.

Glavine and Lowe each turned in season-worst outings, with both failing to notch any strikeouts.

"I would have bet a paycheck that wasn't going to happen, but that goes to show you, that's baseball," Glavine said. "If I'm going to pitch crappy and we win, it's a whole lot easier to deal with."

Carlos Delgado and Ramon Castro hit consecutive home runs in the sixth, Carlos Beltran added a solo shot in the eighth and the NL East-leading New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-9 Thursday night.

Everyone in the lineup scored in the Mets' highest-scoring game of the season. The teams combined for 35 hits, including a season-high 19 by the Dodgers.

"They say it's contagious. People start hitting and next thing you know it doesn't matter, whoever comes up gets a hit," Delgado said. "You try to avoid that when you're at the receiving end, but when you're at the giving end, you try to enjoy it as much as you can."

Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run and Jeff Kent homered for the Dodgers, who lost for the second time in three games to drop into a first-place tie with San Diego for the NL West lead.

"You've got to be patient with Glavine because he never gives in," Kemp said. "He was making some pretty good pitches, but it just wasn't working for him, I guess. We kind of had his number and we were hitting the ball pretty hard."

Aaron Sele (3-0) allowed one run on two hits in three innings in relief of Glavine. He walked two and struck out one.

With Glavine and Lowe on the mound, "you expect a 2-1, 3-2 game," Sele said. "That's the thing about baseball. You come to the park not knowing what you're going to get."

Rudy Seanez served up Delgado's 16th homer and Castro's sixth, extending the Mets' lead to 12-7.

Beltran led off the eighth with his 17th homer off Mark Hendrickson, the Dodgers' fifth pitcher of the game, that made it 13-8.

New York jumped all over Lowe (8-9) in the first, scoring six runs on six hits as the Mets batted around.

"I'd describe it as live batting practice," Lowe said. "I made a ton of mistakes and they capitalized on every single one."

David Wright hit a two-run double, Castro had an RBI single, Shawn Green added a two-run single and Ruben Gotay's RBI single capped the scoring binge. Kemp charged the ball hit into right field by Green and it rolled under his glove for an error that led to two runs.

Glavine gave up consecutive singles to open the bottom of the first and the runners scored on Luis Gonzalez' single.

Glavine, two victories away from 300, allowed six runs on 10 hits in two-plus innings and walked one in his shortest outing of the season. The 41-year-old left-hander made just 68 pitches.

"Some nights it just doesn't matter what you do, it's not meant to be," he said. "It felt like when I made good pitches, they laid off them and when I made bad ones, they hit them."

Lowe allowed nine runs on a season-high-tying 10 hits in three innings, his shortest outing since Sept. 20, 2005, against Arizona. He walked three in losing his third straight decision.

"That's a good hitting team and the results were extremely ugly," he said.

Los Angeles twice closed within three runs on pinch hits. Olmedo Saenz's sacrifice fly made it 9-6 in the third and Wilson Betemit's RBI single left the Dodgers trailing 10-7 in the fifth.

Notes

  • Glavine also had no strikeouts in an 11-8 loss to the New York Yankees on June 16.
  • The Dodgers allowed back-to-back homers for the third time this season.
  • Tom Hanks, Ray Romano and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attended the game.
  • RHP Roberto Hernandez made his Dodger debut in the seventh, pitching one inning a day after having his contract purchased.
 
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Tom Glavine fails to claim victory No. 299, yielding six runs on 10 hits in just two innings.
 
Tom Glavine fails to claim victory No. 299, yielding six runs on 10 hits in just two innings. (AP)
 

Players of the Game
New York

R. Gotay
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Los Angeles

M. Kemp
AB 5
R 3
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5122101 .304
Marlon Anderson, LF5122003 .258
Carlos Beltran, CF5121005 .258
David Wright, 3B5112011 .296
Carlos Delgado, 1B4211110 .251
Ramon Castro, C5222010 .314
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
Shawn Green, RF5220000 .278
Ruben Gotay, 2B4231010 .354
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
    Sandy Alomar Jr., C1010000 .400
Tom Glavine, P0100100 .273
    Aaron Sele, P0000100 .000
    Jose Valentin, 2B2000001 .236
Totals4113161144  
Batting
2B - David Wright (23, Lowe), Shawn Green (20, Lowe)
HR - Carlos Beltran (17, Hendrickson), Carlos Delgado (16, Seanez), Ramon Castro (6, Seanez)
SH - Tom Glavine (8)
RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (40), Marlon Anderson 2 (4), Carlos Beltran (57), David Wright 2 (56), Carlos Delgado (54), Ramon Castro 2 (20), Ruben Gotay (16)
2-OUT RBI - Marlon Anderson 2 (3)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Beltran 1, Shawn Green 1
DP - Beltran-Delgado-Wright, Gotay-Reyes-Delgado
E - Shawn Green (3, Dropped fly), Guillermo Mota (1, Missed catch of throw), David Wright (11, Throwing)
New York Mets
Tom Glavine 21066102 4.51
Aaron Sele (W,3-0) 3210210 4.04
Aaron Heilman 2311020 4.02
Guillermo Mota 2411000 5.96
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Glavine 68-38, Aaron Sele 57-32, Aaron Heilman 39-26, Guillermo Mota 36-24
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Glavine 3-2, Aaron Sele 3-4, Aaron Heilman 2-3, Guillermo Mota 3-4
Batters Faced - Tom Glavine 16, Aaron Sele 12, Aaron Heilman 10, Guillermo Mota 11
Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS6131002 .281
Juan Pierre, CF5120001 .288
    Mark Hendrickson, P0000000 .000
   a- Mike Lieberthal, PH1010000 .280
Russell Martin, C6010005 .311
Jeff Kent, 2B4111202 .281
Luis Gonzalez, LF5232014 .292
Nomar Garciaparra, 3B4020103 .277
James Loney, 1B5131011 .374
Matt Kemp, RF-CF5322005 .383
Derek Lowe, P1000000 .167
   b- Olmedo Saenz, PH0001000 .211
    D.J. Houlton, P0000000 .000
   c- Wilson Betemit, PH1011000 .238
    Rudy Seanez, P0000000 .000
    Roberto Hernandez, P0000000 .000
   d- Andre Ethier, PH-RF2000011 .299
Totals45919933  
a-singled for Hendrickson in the 9th
b-hit a sacrifice fly for Lowe in the 3rd
c-singled for Houlton in the 5th
d-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th
Batting
2B - Rafael Furcal (17, Heilman), Juan Pierre (14, Sele)
HR - Jeff Kent (13, Glavine), Matt Kemp (5, Glavine)
SF - Olmedo Saenz (3)
RBI - Rafael Furcal (33), Jeff Kent (51), Luis Gonzalez 2 (44), James Loney (18), Matt Kemp 2 (20), Olmedo Saenz (14), Wilson Betemit (26)
2-OUT RBI - Rafael Furcal (23), James Loney (3), Wilson Betemit (12)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Garciaparra-Kent-Loney
E - Matt Kemp (1, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Derek Lowe (L,8-9) 31098300 3.51
D.J. Houlton 2211120 4.22
Rudy Seanez 1222012 3.57
Roberto Hernandez 1000000 6.00
Mark Hendrickson 2211011 4.54
Pitches-Strikes - Derek Lowe 81-50, D.J. Houlton 40-26, Rudy Seanez 13-8, Roberto Hernandez 9-6, Mark Hendrickson 31-24
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Derek Lowe 6-2, D.J. Houlton 1-3, Roberto Hernandez 1-2, Mark Hendrickson 1-4
Batters Faced - Derek Lowe 21, D.J. Houlton 9, Rudy Seanez 5, Roberto Hernandez 3, Mark Hendrickson 8
Game Information
Attendance - 51651
Game Time - 3:40
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Mike Reilly, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Andy Fletcher