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Hairston's second HR lifts Mets in 10th

CBSSports.com wire reports
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Scott Hairston planned to relax and watch a little television when he got back to the hotel. He'll go sleep thinking he will remain with New York the rest of the season.

"I can't predict the future but I'm content where I'm at," Hairston said of trade rumors. "I'm expecting to be in the dugout tomorrow."

Hairston hit his second home run of the game, connecting in the 10th inning to send the Mets past the reeling San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Monday night.

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The Giants have lost five in a row, all at home, and were coming off a sweep by Los Angeles. San Francisco still leads the NL West by one percentage point over the Dodgers.

Hairston hit a two-run homer in the eighth as the Mets scored four times for a 6-4 lead. Buster Posey and Nate Schierholtz had RBI doubles in the Giants ninth to tie it.

"A lot of things happened in that game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We swung the bats better but we also made mistakes that came back to get us."

Hairston hit a solo home run in the 10th off Santiago Casilla (4-5) and the Mets scored again on an error. The Giants got a run in their half before Manny Acosta earned his first save.

"We've had a lot of late-inning rallies, a lot of two-out hits," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "For two years in a row Manny has been an outstanding pitcher. I told him to relax and make some pitches."

Josh Edgin (1-0) got his first major-league victory.

Hairston hit a tying home run in the eighth and pinch hitter Justin Turner and Rob Johnson also drove in runs in the inning against Sergio Romo.

Hairston has 14 home runs against the Giants, his most versus any team. Romo was tagged for four runs, matching what he had allowed in his previous 30 2/3 innings.

"I just try to do the best I can against everybody," Hairston said. "It just happens to be the Giants I have a lot of success against."

Bobby Parnell gave up Posey's double and Edgin allowed Schierholtz's tying hit, giving the Mets their 17th blown save.

Ronny Cedeno added two RBI for the Mets. Marco Scutaro and Ryan Theriot each had two hits and drove in a run for the Giants.

Giants starter Madison Bumgarner gave up two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out nine.

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner allowed four runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out five.

Scutaro's sacrifice fly in the third gave the Giants a 1-0 lead.

Notes

  • Mets OF Mike Baxter was activated from the disabled list after OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo following Sunday's game in Arizona.
  • Andres Torres has hit safely in 11 consecutive road games.
  • Cedeno's double was the Mets' 201st of the season, which trails only the Boston Red Sox.
  • Two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum (4-11, 5.88) goes for the Giants on Tuesday night. He has beaten the Mets in his past four starts against them.
  • RHP Matt Harvey (1-0, 0.00) will make his second major-league appearance for the Mets.
  • Aubrey Huff recorded his first RBI since June 2.
  • Mets OF Jason Bay ended a 0-for-23 streak with a sixth-inning single, just shy of his career worst 0-for-24.
  • Matt Cain became the first Giants pitcher to score a run as a pinch runner since Brad Hennessey in 2008.
 
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Scott Hairston heads home after putting the Mets ahead to stay in the 10th inning with a solo home run.  (Getty Images)
Scott Hairston heads home after putting the Mets ahead to stay in the 10th inning with a solo home run. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
New York

S. Hairston
AB 5
R 3
H 2
HR 2
RBI 3
San Francisco

N. Schierholtz
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 
New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ruben Tejada, SS6010013 .313
Andres Torres, CF3020001 .237
   a- Jordany Valdespin, PH-CF2110000 .278
David Wright, 3B5010022 .330
Scott Hairston, RF5323012 .264
Ike Davis, 1B4000041 .211
Jason Bay, LF3310211 .164
Ronny Cedeno, 2B3012021 .265
    Ramon Ramirez, P0000000 .000
    Tim Byrdak, P0000000 .000
   b- Justin Turner, PH1111000 .279
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
    Bobby Parnell, P0000000 .000
    Josh Edgin, P0000000 .000
   c- Mike Baxter, PH1010000 .333
    Manny Acosta, P0000000 .000
Rob Johnson, C3012110 .289
Jeremy Hefner, P2000002 .167
    Daniel Murphy, 2B3000003 .302
Totals418128312  
a-singled for Torres in the 8th
b-doubled for Byrdak in the 8th
c-singled for Edgin in the 10th
Batting
2B - Ronny Cedeno (7, Bumgarner), Justin Turner (9, Romo)
HR - Scott Hairston 2 (14, Romo, Casilla)
SH - Rob Johnson (1)
RBI - Scott Hairston 3 (44), Ronny Cedeno 2 (12), Justin Turner (15), Rob Johnson 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Ronny Cedeno 2 (6), Justin Turner (10), Rob Johnson (1)
SB - Jordany Valdespin (5, 2nd base off Romo/Posey), Scott Hairston (6, 2nd base off Bumgarner/Posey), Jason Bay (3, 2nd base off Bumgarner/Posey)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Cedeno-Davis
PB - Rob Johnson (1)
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeremy Hefner 5.21044350 5.52
Ramon Ramirez 0.1000100 4.22
Tim Byrdak 1100020 4.60
Jon Rauch (H,11) 1000000 3.58
Bobby Parnell (H,16) 0.1222000 3.35
Josh Edgin (BS,1; W,1-0) 0.2200120 2.70
Manny Acosta (S,1) 1111200 10.25
IBB - Crawford by Jeremy Hefner
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Hefner 92-57, Ramon Ramirez 8-2, Tim Byrdak 20-13, Jon Rauch 7-5, Bobby Parnell 11-7, Josh Edgin 24-12, Manny Acosta 24-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Hefner 6-5, Tim Byrdak 1-0, Bobby Parnell 1-0
Batters Faced - Jeremy Hefner 29, Ramon Ramirez 2, Tim Byrdak 4, Jon Rauch 3, Bobby Parnell 3, Josh Edgin 5, Manny Acosta 6
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Marco Scutaro, 3B4121113 .274
Ryan Theriot, 2B4121100 .271
Melky Cabrera, LF6121005 .353
Buster Posey, C4021111 .316
    Eli Whiteside, PR-C0100100 .125
Angel Pagan, CF3000022 .275
    Gregor Blanco, CF3000014 .245
Nate Schierholtz, RF5032110 .257
Brandon Belt, 1B6220026 .239
Brandon Crawford, SS3010103 .235
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
   a- Justin Christian, PH0000100 .176
    Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
Madison Bumgarner, P2010013 .149
   b- Aubrey Huff, PH1001000 .148
    Matt Cain, PR0100000 .170
    Brad Penny, P0000000 .000
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
    Joaquin Arias, SS2010000 .245
Totals43716779  
a-walked for Lopez in the 9th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Bumgarner in the 6th
Batting
2B - Marco Scutaro (17, Hefner), Buster Posey 2 (23, Hefner, Parnell), Nate Schierholtz (5, Edgin)
SF - Marco Scutaro (4)
SH - Ryan Theriot (4)
RBI - Marco Scutaro (31), Ryan Theriot (22), Melky Cabrera (52), Buster Posey (61), Nate Schierholtz 2 (17), Aubrey Huff (6)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Theriot (8), Nate Schierholtz (7)
Team LOB - 15
Fielding
DP - Scutaro-Theriot-Belt, Crawford-Theriot-Belt
E - Ryan Theriot (7, Misplayed grounder)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner 6622290 3.09
Brad Penny (H,2) 1000000 5.02
Sergio Romo (BS,1) 0.2444011 2.30
Javier Lopez 1.1000000 3.22
Santiago Casilla (L,4-5) 0.1222111 3.49
Clay Hensley 0.2000010 3.13
IBB - Johnson by Madison Bumgarner
HBP - Davis (by Sergio Romo)
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 108-70, Brad Penny 9-6, Sergio Romo 24-18, Javier Lopez 12-10, Santiago Casilla 17-9, Clay Hensley 7-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 5-3, Brad Penny 3-0, Sergio Romo 1-0, Javier Lopez 1-3, Clay Hensley 1-1
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 25, Brad Penny 3, Sergio Romo 7, Javier Lopez 4, Santiago Casilla 4, Clay Hensley 3
Game Information
Attendance - 41300
Game Time - 3:56
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Dan Iassogna