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Five-run 12th inning lifts Dodgers

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NEW YORK -- As the days wore on, Josh Wall started hoping that he'd at least get one opportunity to pitch before he was sent back to the minors.

Well, he got the call all right. In the 11th inning.

Wall earned the win in his major league debut, pitching a scoreless inning Sunday.

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Pinch-hitter Matt Treanor hit a two-run single in the 12th inning that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-3 victory over the stumbling New York Mets for a three-game sweep.

"It was pretty cool, pretty amazing experience," said Wall, who was given the game ball by home plate umpire Jim Joyce.

Wall (1-0) gave up a one-out single to David Wright, who was caught trying to steal second. Ike Davis then hit a fly to right field for what might have been Wall's last batter for this stint with the Dodgers.

Called up on July 14 when Javy Guerra was placed on the bereavement list, Wall could be optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday when Chad Billingsley is activated from the disabled list to start against St. Louis.

"I was a little nervous, but being here the week or so that I've been here and getting up once or twice and not getting in the game helped," Wall said. "It felt like it's been feeling all year, kind of the same situation it's been down in Albuquerque and I tried to make my mind believe that's exactly what the situation was and it felt good."

The Dodgers blew a 3-1 lead after the sixth but still won their fourth straight after losing seven of eight and dropping out of first place in the NL West.

An overworked Mets bullpen held the Dodgers to one hit for four innings until Los Angeles broke it open in the 12th with contributions from several late-inning replacements. New York has lost nine of 10 to fall under .500 (47-48) for the first time this season.

On Sunday, the Mets had their chances but went 4 for 19 with runners in scoring position. They were 8 for 39 (.205) in that situation this series.

"I don't think we're playing as poorly as the record indicates," Wright said, "but this is when we need to get things turned around and moving in the direction we need it to."

Help may be on its way. After the game, the Mets said top prospect Matt Harvey will be called up to make his first big league start Thursday. New York had been reluctant to rush the 2010 first-round draft pick to the majors.

James Loney led off the 12th off with a single against Ramon Ramirez (2-2). A defensive replacement in the eighth, Tony Gwynn Jr. bunted for a base hit, just beating the throw to first. New York manager Terry Collins argued to no avail.

Mark Ellis popped up a bunt for the first out and Matt Kemp grounded into a fielder's choice that put runners on first and third. Andre Ethier, who drove in the Dodgers' third run, was intentionally walked to load the bases.

With two strikes, Treanor lined a single to center that scored two runs.

"I think we're getting back into that type of, `We can do this' mood,"' Treanor said of the Dodgers' attitude.

Luis Cruz followed Treanor with an RBI single and Adam Kennedy, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the 11th, hit a long drive to right that Lucas Duda misjudged, and it fell for a two-run double to chase Ramirez.

The few fans remaining in the crowd of 31,184 mockingly cheered when Elvin Ramirez got the final out of the inning.

Josh Lindblom, Los Angeles' sixth reliever, finished the Dodgers' first three-game sweep in New York since August 2002.

Dodgers starter Nate Eovaldi was pulled after 4 1/3 innings. He left leading 2-1, and Ethier's RBI single in the sixth made it 3-1.

Shawn Tolleson gave up an RBI single to Daniel Murphy in the seventh and Guerra allowed Davis' run-scoring groundout with one out in the ninth that tied it.

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen had saved the first two games of the series and was not available.

Guerra worked out of a jam in the 10th, making a nice play on a sacrifice attempt to throw out the lead runner at third for the first out. He then induced a 5-4-3 double play from leadoff batter Ruben Tejada.

"Javy to me was throwing the ball fine," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He shows his toughness."

Jonathon Niese became the first Mets starter in this series to go more than three innings. He lasted seven-plus and gave up a two-run homer to Juan Rivera in the fourth inning.

Eovaldi matched a career high with seven strikeouts but he threw 96 pitches and was removed with runners on first and third and one out in the fifth. Scott Elbert relieved and struck out Davis before Murphy flied out.

Murphy finished 9 for 11 in the series.

Elbert gave up a one-out single in the sixth and walked Niese with two outs before being replaced by Tolleson. Tejada hit a fly to left to end the threat. Elbert has given up just one run in his last 13 appearances.

Davis and Murphy combined in the seventh for the Mets' second run. Davis led off with a double and Murphy had one of his four hits.

Rivera hit a drive to left-center with one out in the fourth that would've been a homer by Citi Field's old dimensions.

Josh Thole singled home a run in the bottom half to make it 2-1.

Notes

  • Treanor snapped an 0-for-23 skid Saturday.
  • There was a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo.
  • The Mets designated RHP Miguel Batista for assignment.
  • The Mets said "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will be at Citi Field on Monday.
 
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Matt Treanor's pinch-hit single in the 12th highlights a five-run inning that puts the Dodgers over the Mets.  (AP)
Matt Treanor's pinch-hit single in the 12th highlights a five-run inning that puts the Dodgers over the Mets. (AP)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

J. Rivera
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
New York

D. Murphy
AB 5
R 1
H 4
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jerry Hairston Jr., LF4010002 .294
    Tony Gwynn Jr., LF2010000 .241
Mark Ellis, 2B6120024 .270
Matt Kemp, CF6220002 .361
Andre Ethier, RF4111203 .294
Juan Rivera, 1B3112001 .260
    Shawn Tolleson, P0000000 .000
   a- Bobby Abreu, PH1000012 .246
    Jamey Wright, P0000000 .000
    Javy Guerra, P0000000 .000
   b- Clayton Kershaw, PH0000000 .138
    Josh Wall, P0000000 .000
   c- Matt Treanor, PH-C1112000 .214
Luis Cruz, SS6111024 .241
Juan Uribe, 3B4000000 .190
   d- Adam Kennedy, PH-3B1012100 .245
A.J. Ellis, C5020102 .279
    Josh Lindblom, P0000000 .000
Nate Eovaldi, P1000000 .000
    Scott Elbert, P0000000 .000
    James Loney, 1B4110004 .248
Totals48814845  
a-struck out for Tolleson in the 8th
b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Guerra in the 11th
c-singled for Wall in the 12th
d-was walked intentionally for Uribe in the 11th
Batting
2B - Adam Kennedy (8, Ramirez)
HR - Juan Rivera (5, Niese)
SH - Clayton Kershaw (11), Nate Eovaldi (1)
RBI - Andre Ethier (61), Juan Rivera 2 (32), Matt Treanor 2 (10), Luis Cruz (9), Adam Kennedy 2 (15)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Treanor 2 (4), Luis Cruz (2), Adam Kennedy 2 (3)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Ellis-L. Cruz-Loney, Uribe-Ellis-Loney
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nate Eovaldi 4.1711170 4.15
Scott Elbert 1.1100110 2.45
Shawn Tolleson (H,2) 1.1211010 5.91
Jamey Wright (H,3) 1100000 3.49
Javy Guerra (BS,4) 2311200 3.60
Josh Wall (W,1-0) 1100000 0.00
Josh Lindblom 1100020 3.20
IBB - Murphy by Javy Guerra
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Eovaldi 96-63, Scott Elbert 24-14, Shawn Tolleson 23-15, Jamey Wright 7-4, Javy Guerra 34-16, Josh Wall 11-7, Josh Lindblom 23-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Eovaldi 2-4, Scott Elbert 1-2, Shawn Tolleson 1-2, Jamey Wright 2-0, Javy Guerra 5-0
Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 21, Scott Elbert 6, Shawn Tolleson 6, Jamey Wright 3, Javy Guerra 10, Josh Wall 3, Josh Lindblom 4
New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ruben Tejada, SS6110013 .309
Jordany Valdespin, LF5020010 .299
David Wright, 3B6030021 .349
Ike Davis, 1B5111122 .207
Daniel Murphy, 2B5141102 .306
Lucas Duda, RF6010016 .241
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF6020025 .261
Josh Thole, C4021002 .273
    Andres Torres, PR0000000 .222
    Bobby Parnell, P0000000 .000
   a- Scott Hairston, PH0000100 .256
    Ramon Ramirez, P0000000 .000
    Elvin Ramirez, P0000000 .000
   b- Jason Bay, PH1000011 .194
Jonathon Niese, P2000112 .207
    Tim Byrdak, P0000000 .000
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
   c- Justin Turner, PH1000001 .288
    Mike Nickeas, C1000002 .172
Totals483163411  
a-walked for Parnell in the 10th
b-struck out for Ramirez in the 12th
c-grounded into a double play for Rauch in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ike Davis (16, Tolleson), Daniel Murphy 2 (29, Eovaldi, Lindblom), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (12, Guerra)
SH - Jordany Valdespin (1)
RBI - Ike Davis (54), Daniel Murphy (46), Josh Thole (13)
2-OUT RBI - Daniel Murphy (25), Josh Thole (10)
SB - David Wright (10, 2nd base off Elbert/Ellis)
CS - David Wright (8, 2nd base by Wall/Ellis)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - Murphy-Tejada-Davis
E - Daniel Murphy (10, Dropped line drive)
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jonathon Niese 7833031 3.59
Tim Byrdak 0.2000010 3.95
Jon Rauch 0.1000000 3.67
Bobby Parnell 2100000 3.18
Ramon Ramirez (L,2-2) 1.2555310 4.58
Elvin Ramirez 0.1000100 8.59
IBB - Kennedy by Ramon Ramirez, by Ethier
Pitches-Strikes - Jonathon Niese 97-67, Tim Byrdak 9-6, Jon Rauch 3-3, Bobby Parnell 36-21, Ramon Ramirez 41-21, Elvin Ramirez 6-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathon Niese 8-11, Bobby Parnell 3-2, Ramon Ramirez 2-2
Batters Faced - Jonathon Niese 30, Tim Byrdak 2, Jon Rauch 1, Bobby Parnell 6, Ramon Ramirez 13, Elvin Ramirez 2
Game Information
Attendance - 31184
Game Time - 4:43
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye