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N.Y. Mets (50-48)0000020000000292
L.A. Dodgers (52-46) «1001000000001390

Dodgers outlast Mets in 13 on Loney's walk-off shot

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LOS ANGELES -- James Loney was willing to do whatever it took to help the Dodgers pull out a marathon victory against the New York Mets -- even pitch.

He made sure it wasn't necessary.

Mets at Dodgers

Loney homered in the 13th inning, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 victory on Saturday. The easygoing first baseman's seventh homer of the season was even more timely because manager Joe Torre had no true relievers left in his bullpen.

"I was getting ready to pitch, just in case," Loney said. "I just got my new pitchers gloves. See them there in my locker?"

Oliver Perez (0-4), starting his second inning of relief, retired Matt Kemp on a broken-bat flyball before Loney drove a 1-0 pitch into the pavilion seats in right-center.

"I just went up there looking for something I could drive, and luckily I got it," Loney said. "I've had some walkoff RBI before -- a single and a walk. But a walkoff home run is definitely a different experience."

Perez was activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

"It was one mistake. I wanted to throw one down on the corner, but I missed up and he hit it well," said Perez, who escaped a bases-loaded jam in the 12th by retiring pinch-hitter Jamey Carroll on a fielder's choice grounder. "Everybody can make mistakes. Today I was the guy who lost the game."

Much-maligned reliever George Sherrill (1-1), the ninth Dodgers pitcher, worked a perfect inning.

"It was lonely down there," said Sherrill, who came in with a whopping 7.48 ERA. "I could have gone as many innings as they needed until they took it from me. I was prepared to go back out there. I was prepared to and ready to -- I actually wanted to. But luckily, James got a hold of one."

Kenley Jansen, a hard-throwing 22 year old who began his pro career as a catcher and was converted to a pitcher during his 2009 season with Class-A Inland Empire, worked a perfect seventh for the Dodgers in his major-league debut. The 6-foot-5, 257-pound right-hander struck out his first batter, Angel Pagan, on three pitches and then fanned All-Star David Wright.

"I feel great. It was just awesome being out there," said Jansen, who was born in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. "When they told me last year in Triple-A that they wanted me to pitch, I didn't believe I could do it. It's just awesome that in less than a year, I'm pitching in the big leagues."

Dodgers rookie Carlos Monasterios scattered six hits and struck out three in his seventh start this season and first since June 18. The right-hander pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, fanning Rod Barajas and pitcher Mike Pelfrey.

Barajas trimmed the Dodgers' lead to 2-1 in the sixth with an RBI single off James McDonald, just his fourth RBI in a span of 101 at-bats. But he strained his right oblique muscle running to second when the next batter, pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur, hit a squibber toward the mound. McDonald bobbled it before flipping the ball to Ausmus -- thinking that Jason Bay was coming down the line from third.

Henry Blanco replaced Barajas on the basepaths, and Jose Reyes tied the score with what would turn out to be the Mets' final hit of the game an RBI single off newly acquired Jack Taschner. The bases remained loaded for Luis Castillo, who grounded into an inning-ending double play. The Mets are batting a major league-worst .209 in bases-loaded situations.

Pelfrey allowed two runs and six hits through five innings in his Dodger Stadium debut. He threw 45 pitches over the first three innings -- six fewer than he made in the first inning of his previous start, when he lasted only 1 1/3 innings at Arizona.

For the eighth time in his last nine outings, Pelfrey gave up a run in the first. Rafael Furcal led off with a single, advanced all the way to third on Pelfrey's errant pickoff throw and scored on Xavier Paul's sacrifice fly. The Mets 6-foot-7 right-hander had allowed only one first-inning run through his first 11 starts this season.

Brad Ausmus, who was put on the disabled list during the first week of the season because of a back injury and didn't come off until Tuesday, made his second start behind the plate in place of Russell Martin and got an RBI single in the fourth to increase the margin to 2-0.

The Mets have not won consecutive road games against NL teams all season.

Dodgers All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier, who entered the game in a 4-for-29 rut with two homers and three RBI since the break, did not start for only the second time since coming off the DL on May 31. He pinch-hit in the 10th and struck out, then fouled out to Blanco in the 12th with runners at second and third.

"He's just been struggling. It looks like he's just fighting it," Torre said. "Last night I talked to him a little bit, and you could see there was a lot of frustration going on."

Notes

  • The Mets are 175-178 since Jerry Manuel replaced Willie Randolph as manager. Randolph was 199-154 through his first 353 games.
  • Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton escaped a jam in the ninth by striking out Wright with runners at second and third. Wright is 1 for 7 with five strikeouts against him.
 
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James Loney (bottom) receives a hearty greeting at home plate after his game-winning long ball.  (AP)
James Loney (bottom) receives a hearty greeting at home plate after his game-winning long ball. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

J. Reyes
AB 5
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Los Angeles

J. Loney
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS5021000 .278
Luis Castillo, 2B6010002 .236
Angel Pagan, RF5010122 .305
David Wright, 3B6010024 .299
Carlos Beltran, CF5000100 .188
Ike Davis, 1B6110012 .249
Jason Bay, LF5120120 .262
Rod Barajas, C3011014 .228
    Henry Blanco, PR-C2000000 .274
Mike Pelfrey, P2000003 .114
   a- Chris Carter, PH0000000 .263
   b- Jeff Francoeur, PH1000000 .246
    Raul Valdes, P0000000 .571
    Manny Acosta, P0000000 .000
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000 .000
   c- Josh Thole, PH0000100 .429
    Bobby Parnell, P0000000 .000
   d- Alex Cora, PH1000000 .213
    Elmer Dessens, P0000000 .000
    Oliver Perez, P0000000 .111
Totals4729248  
a-announced for Pelfrey in the 6th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Carter in the 6th
c-walked for Feliciano in the 9th
d-flied out for Parnell in the 11th
Batting
2B - Luis Castillo (2, Monasterios), Ike Davis (19, McDonald)
SH - Jose Reyes (3)
RBI - Jose Reyes (35), Rod Barajas (34)
SB - Angel Pagan 2 (22, 2nd base off Monasterios/Ausmus, 2nd base off Broxton/Ausmus)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Davis-Reyes
E - Elmer Dessens (1, Throwing), Mike Pelfrey (2, Throwing)
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mike Pelfrey 5622220 4.00
Raul Valdes 2100120 4.24
Manny Acosta 0.1000010 2.92
Pedro Feliciano 0.2000000 2.63
Bobby Parnell 2000020 1.02
Elmer Dessens 1.1100100 1.54
Oliver Perez (L,0-4) 1111101 6.15
IBB - G. Anderson by Mike Pelfrey, Furcal by Oliver Perez
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Pelfrey 82-56, Raul Valdes 29-14, Manny Acosta 3-3, Pedro Feliciano 5-4, Bobby Parnell 17-13, Elmer Dessens 15-7, Oliver Perez 17-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Pelfrey 7-5, Raul Valdes 2-1, Pedro Feliciano 1-1, Bobby Parnell 2-2, Elmer Dessens 2-2, Oliver Perez 1-2
Batters Faced - Mike Pelfrey 22, Raul Valdes 7, Manny Acosta 1, Pedro Feliciano 2, Bobby Parnell 6, Elmer Dessens 6, Oliver Perez 5
Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rafael Furcal, SS4110202 .327
Xavier Paul, RF3001101 .262
    Jeff Weaver, P0000000 .250
   a- Jamey Carroll, PH1000003 .285
    George Sherrill, P0000000 .000
Matt Kemp, CF5020111 .266
James Loney, 1B6121013 .301
Blake DeWitt, 2B5120002 .275
Casey Blake, 3B5010024 .254
Garret Anderson, LF4000100 .181
Brad Ausmus, C4011010 .250
   b- Russell Martin, PH-C1000001 .245
Carlos Monasterios, P1000000 .125
    James McDonald, P0000000 .000
    Jack Taschner, P0000000 .000
    Travis Schlichting, P0000000 .000
    Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
   c- Ronnie Belliard, PH1000010 .213
    Hong-Chih Kuo, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
   d- Andre Ethier, PH-RF2000012 .300
Totals4239357  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Weaver in the 12th
b-grounded out for Ausmus in the 12th
c-struck out for Jansen in the 7th
d-struck out for Broxton in the 10th
Batting
2B - Matt Kemp (20, Pelfrey)
3B - Blake DeWitt (4, Pelfrey)
HR - James Loney (7, Perez)
SF - Xavier Paul (1)
SH - Carlos Monasterios (2)
RBI - Xavier Paul (11), James Loney (65), Brad Ausmus (1)
CS - Matt Kemp (12, 2nd base by Dessens/Blanco), Blake DeWitt (2, 2nd base by Valdes/Blanco)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - DeWitt-Furcal-Loney
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlos Monasterios 5600130 3.30
James McDonald (H,1) 0.1222100 11.12
Jack Taschner (BS,1)0100000 6.52
Travis Schlichting 0.2000000 2.25
Kenley Jansen 1000020 0.00
Hong-Chih Kuo 1000010 0.84
Jonathan Broxton 2000220 3.00
Jeff Weaver 2000000 3.82
George Sherrill (W,1-1) 1000000 7.15
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Monasterios 80-54, James McDonald 13-6, Jack Taschner 3-2, Travis Schlichting 1-1, Kenley Jansen 14-9, Hong-Chih Kuo 13-8, Jonathan Broxton 28-17, Jeff Weaver 17-14, George Sherrill 9-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Monasterios 7-5, Jack Taschner 1-0, Travis Schlichting 1-0, Kenley Jansen 1-0, Jonathan Broxton 4-0, Jeff Weaver 4-2, George Sherrill 1-2
Batters Faced - Carlos Monasterios 22, James McDonald 4, Jack Taschner 2, Travis Schlichting 1, Kenley Jansen 3, Hong-Chih Kuo 3, Jonathan Broxton 8, Jeff Weaver 6, George Sherrill 3
Game Information
Attendance - 43506
Game Time - 4:15
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor