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Mets sink Athletics with walk-off HBP in 13th

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NEW YORK -- Justin Turner saw sidearmer Brad Ziegler's pitch coming right for him, so he dug in.

Turner took one for the team, getting hit by a pitch with two outs in the 13th inning to force in the winning run and the New York Mets ended the Oakland Athletics' six-game winning streak, 3-2 on Wednesday night.

"I'm staying in and holding my ground," Turner said. "Unless it's at my face or around my ankle or something, I'll stay in there and take the bruise and get that game over with."

And how tough was it for Turner to stand in there and get hit?

He gave a big laugh while saying it hit him, "in my uniform."

Lucas Duda had a one-out single in the 13th off Ziegler (2-1). Daniel Murphy, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the 11th, singled to left. One out later, Jose Reyes was intentionally walked.

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Turner then was grazed on the left thigh with Ziegler's first pitch. He turned to home plate umpire Alan Porter, looking for the call that gave the Mets their first walk-off win of the season.

"If I was going to get beat I wish they beat me with a base hit," Ziegler said. "It wouldn't have felt as bad, but the pitch just got away from me a bit."

Regardless of the manner of the game-winner, the Mets raced onto the field to surround Turner between first and second for a bouncing celebration.

"If you're going to play that long and that grueling, you might as well win," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Bobby Parnell (2-1) pitched one inning in a rain-delayed game that took four hours and ended after midnight.

Turner gave the Mets a lead in the eighth inning with an RBI single after Reyes hit his major league-leading 13th triple, but Francisco Rodriguez blew his second successive save opportunity in the ninth, giving up an RBI single to Conor Jackson with two outs to tie it.

Rodriguez gave up two runs in a loss to Atlanta last Thursday and he has allowed 11 runs in his past 9 2/3 innings.

"I have to stop those pathetic outings. It's really pathetic," Rodriguez said. "You've got to get it done."

"Be more aggressive, start making quality pitches and start getting people out because it's been really embarrassing."

The Mets had the bases loaded in the 12th but failed to capitalize against Ziegler.

Hideki Matsui made a tumbling shoestring catch in left field to end the 11th with a runner on first. The A's regular designated hitter has made several nice catches in two games against the Mets, his first two in the outfield since last September.

"Gold Glove, gold jersey. That guy looks unbelievable in the field right now," A's starter Gio Gonzalez said about Matsui.

The Athletics had runners on first and second with one out in the 11th but Pedro Beato entered in a double-switch that removed Jason Bay from the game and held the A's.

Reyes' triple to right-center off Joey Devine was the first hit for one of the top four batters for either team in a game that was dominated by a duel between R.A. Dickey and Gonzalez for seven innings.

Dickey's knuckleball was particularly effective on a sticky night that began with a downpour that delayed the start for 1 hour, 3 minutes. He went eight innings for the third time in four outings and allowed three hits and a homer to Kurt Suzuki.

The light-hitting Athletics mustered only three hits through eight innings while trying to match their longest winning streak since 2009, all while wearing their alternative brilliant gold jerseys.

"I think it's just sad to see the gold jerseys die like that but we battled and did a great job," Gonzalez said. "I think this is one of my favorite games that I've been part of. The way we battled, the way we fought shows that we have signs of life and that we can definitely do this more and more."

Gonzalez allowed four hits and a second-inning run over seven innings. He was pinch-hit for in the eighth and Devine took over.

With one out, Reyes, the NL's leading hitter, snapped a 2-for-20 rut with a drive to right-center that appeared to go just under the glove of right fielder Ryan Sweeney as he crashed into the wall. Reyes scored on Turner's hit to left for a 2-1 lead.

Kurt Suzuki snapped an 0-for-13 skid with a one-out homer in the fifth to tie it.

Duda had given the Mets an early lead with an RBI single in the second.

After Duda's hit, Gonzalez retired 17 of 19 before being pinch-hit for by Mark Ellis in the eighth. Ellis was activated from the disabled list before the game only to find that surprising rookie Jemile Weeks has secured the second base job.

Notes

  • Oakland's RHP Tyson Ross (oblique) pitched to minor leaguers Tuesday. Manager Bob Melvin said, "I heard it went well."
  • Melvin said Ellis will work out at first, second and third base.
  • Mets 3B David Wright (back) will be reevaluated by a doctor Thursday. He's been out since May 16. 1B Ike Davis (ankle) might face season-ending surgery if he does not show improvement over the next three weeks.
 
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Justin Turner (holding helmet) is mobbed at home after he leads the Mets to a win after getting hit with two outs in the 13th. (AP)
Justin Turner (holding helmet) is mobbed at home after he leads the Mets to a win after getting hit with two outs in the 13th. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

J. Turner
AB 6
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
New York

R. Dickey
IP 8.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 1
K 9
 
Oakland Athletics
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jemile Weeks, 2B6000033 .321
Cliff Pennington, SS6000031 .255
Coco Crisp, CF6120010 .262
Hideki Matsui, LF4000241 .221
Conor Jackson, 1B5021013 .267
Ryan Sweeney, RF5010014 .287
Kurt Suzuki, C5111012 .225
Scott Sizemore, 3B5010010 .262
Gio Gonzalez, P1000000 .000
   a- Mark Ellis, PH1000000 .210
    Joey Devine, P0000000 .000
    Craig Breslow, P0000000 .000
   b- David DeJesus, PH1010000 .233
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
    Michael Wuertz, P0000000 .000
   c- Adam Rosales, PH1000011 .118
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
Totals46282216  
a-flied out for G. Gonzalez in the 8th
b-singled for Breslow in the 10th
c-struck out for Wuertz in the 12th
Batting
2B - Coco Crisp (16, Rodriguez)
HR - Kurt Suzuki (5, Dickey)
SH - Gio Gonzalez (2)
RBI - Conor Jackson (20), Kurt Suzuki (17)
2-OUT RBI - Conor Jackson (8)
SB - Coco Crisp (22, 3rd base off Rodriguez/Paulino), David DeJesus (1, 3rd base off Isringhausen/Paulino)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Kurt Suzuki (4, Throwing)
Oakland Athletics
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gio Gonzalez 7411180 2.59
Joey Devine 1211020 2.87
Craig Breslow 1100110 3.49
Brian Fuentes 1000100 4.59
Michael Wuertz 1100010 2.82
Brad Ziegler (L,2-1) 1.2311310 2.16
IBB - Beltran by Brad Ziegler, by Reyes
HBP - Turner (by Brad Ziegler)
Pitches-Strikes - Gio Gonzalez 102-69, Joey Devine 19-11, Craig Breslow 17-10, Brian Fuentes 20-9, Michael Wuertz 15-11, Brad Ziegler 40-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gio Gonzalez 6-7, Craig Breslow 1-1, Brian Fuentes 1-2, Michael Wuertz 1-1, Brad Ziegler 3-1
Batters Faced - Gio Gonzalez 26, Joey Devine 5, Craig Breslow 5, Brian Fuentes 4, Michael Wuertz 4, Brad Ziegler 12
New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS6120100 .335
Justin Turner, 3B-2B6012020 .271
Carlos Beltran, RF4000220 .279
Jason Bay, LF5000032 .229
    Pedro Beato, P0000000 .000
   a- Josh Thole, PH0000100 .239
    Bobby Parnell, P0000000 .000
Scott Hairston, CF3110000 .262
    Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
   b- Willie Harris, PH1010000 .229
    Jason Isringhausen, P0000000 .000
    Tim Byrdak, P0000000 .000
    Jason Pridie, LF2000013 .236
Ronny Paulino, C5030010 .322
Lucas Duda, 1B5121103 .170
Ruben Tejada, 2B3000123 .272
   c- Daniel Murphy, PH-3B2010001 .282
R.A. Dickey, P2000012 .040
   d- Angel Pagan, PH-CF4000014 .248
Totals483113613  
a-walked for Beato in the 12th
b-singled for Rodriguez in the 9th
c-lined out for Tejada in the 11th
d-flied out for Dickey in the 8th
Batting
2B - Scott Hairston (4, G. Gonzalez)
3B - Jose Reyes (13, Devine)
SH - Ronny Paulino (1)
RBI - Justin Turner 2 (32), Lucas Duda (5)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Turner (9)
SB - Justin Turner (6, 3rd base off Devine/Suzuki), Carlos Beltran (3, 2nd base off Fuentes/Suzuki)
Team LOB - 15
Fielding
DP - Dickey-Reyes-Duda
E - Ronny Paulino (4, Throwing), Justin Turner (5, Throwing)
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
R.A. Dickey 8311191 3.76
Francisco Rodriguez (BS,3) 1211020 3.34
Jason Isringhausen 1100010 2.96
Tim Byrdak 0.1100100 3.79
Pedro Beato 1.2100030 3.48
Bobby Parnell (W,2-1) 1000010 3.18
Pitches-Strikes - R.A. Dickey 100-66, Francisco Rodriguez 22-14, Jason Isringhausen 15-9, Tim Byrdak 12-4, Pedro Beato 20-16, Bobby Parnell 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R.A. Dickey 10-5, Pedro Beato 2-0
Batters Faced - R.A. Dickey 28, Francisco Rodriguez 5, Jason Isringhausen 4, Tim Byrdak 3, Pedro Beato 6, Bobby Parnell 3
Game Information
Attendance - 38813
Game Time - 4:00
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Al Porter, First Base - Field Culbreth, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Adrian Johnson