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|L.A. Dodgers (70-50) «||0||0||0||2||0||0||2||0||0||1||5||12||1|
LOS ANGELES -- Down late in the game, the Los Angeles Dodgers were just setting the stage for more timely hitting and another scintillating comeback.
Consecutive doubles by Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez in the 12th inning gave them a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night, the Dodgers' eighth win in a row that is the team's longest winning streak in more than three years.
"Seriously? Explain that game?" Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "I don't know. It's kind of fun though."
Leave it to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully to describe the late-night thriller.
"Another incredible moment in the magic castle," he said.
The Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Mets with their sixth walk-off win of the season after trailing 4-0 early.
Los Angeles is 40-8 since June 22, the franchise's best 48-game run in the modern era and the best in the major leagues since the 1942 Cardinals went 41-7 from Aug. 11-Oct. 1, according to information provided by the Dodgers from Elias Sports Bureau.
"They just proved why they're hot right now," Mets starter Dillon Gee said. "They came back from behind every single night. They're grinders."
Puig turned a slow bouncer past the Mets' diving shortstop into a one-out double before Gonzalez's double -- his third hit of the game and seventh career walk-off RBI.
"The guy's been out for basically a day and a half, but to go opposite field here? That ball took off," Mattingly said. "Usually nothing goes out at night, especially opposite field. That's pretty amazing what happened right there."
The Dodgers weren't done yet.
After going hitless in his first five at-bats, Puig legged out a double that glanced off Omar Quintanilla's glove and into center field.
"Every time I leave the plate I'm always thinking for second," Puig said through a translator.
Gonzalez hit the next pitch off Pedro Feliciano (0-1) down the left field line, maintaining the Dodgers' 7-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West.
Paco Rodriguez (3-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the victory, the Dodgers' 12th in a row in one-run games, extending their franchise record.
The Dodgers closed to 4-2 in the sixth on a fielder's choice groundout by Mark Ellis and a two-out RBI single by Jerry Hairston Jr.
Hawkins got hit in the groin on a comebacker by Jerry Hairston Jr. in the ninth, but he stayed in the game after a brief pause.
"It was a direct hit. No cup," he said. "I've never worn a cup in my life, but I might have to start. I felt like I got kicked by a mule. It hurts."
Byrd hit a three-run homer on a 3-0 pitch from Chris Capuano in the third, extending New York's lead to 4-0. Capuano gave up three consecutive one-out hits, including singles by Daniel Murphy and Josh Satin before Byrd connected.
Andrew Brown's RBI double with two outs in the second scored New York's first run.
Gee allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out four and walked one.
Capuano gave up four runs and a season-high-tying 10 hits in five innings. The left-hander struck out three and walked two. He allowed double-digit hits in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
|Yasiel Puig, who uses a heads-up play to stretch a single into a double in the 12th, scores the winning run for LA. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
|New York (N.L.) Mets|
|Juan Lagares, CF||6||0||0||0||0||2||1||.259|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||6||1||2||0||0||1||0||.275|
|Josh Satin, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.295|
|a-Wilmer Flores, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Mike Baxter, LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.213|
|Marlon Byrd, RF||6||1||3||3||0||3||2||.282|
|Justin Turner, SS-3B||5||0||2||0||1||2||1||.280|
|Ike Davis, 1B||6||1||1||0||0||0||4||.205|
|Andrew Brown, LF||5||0||3||1||0||0||1||.260|
|John Buck, C||4||0||0||0||1||1||2||.218|
|Dillon Gee, P||3||0||1||0||0||2||2||.130|
|Omar Quintanilla, SS||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.226|
|a-singled for Rice in the 9th|
|2B - Marlon Byrd (22, Capuano), Ike Davis (13, League), Andrew Brown (3, Capuano)|
|3B - Dillon Gee (1, Capuano)|
|HR - Marlon Byrd (18, Capuano)|
|RBI - Marlon Byrd 3 (63), Andrew Brown (12)|
|2-OUT RBI - Andrew Brown (4)|
|SB - Ike Davis (4, 2nd base off Capuano/Federowicz)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Murphy-Quintanilla-Davis|
|E - Justin Turner (2, Throwing)|
|New York (N.L.) Mets|
|Scott Rice (H,13)||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.38|
|LaTroy Hawkins (BS,3)||1||3||2||2||0||0||1||3.04|
|Pedro Feliciano (L,0-1)||0.1||2||1||1||0||0||0||3.38|
|HBP - Schumaker (by Dillon Gee)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dillon Gee 95-65, Scott Rice 20-14, LaTroy Hawkins 18-13, Carlos Torres 17-11, Pedro Feliciano 5-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dillon Gee 6-7, Scott Rice 4-1, LaTroy Hawkins 2-1, Carlos Torres 2-3, Pedro Feliciano 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Dillon Gee 26, Scott Rice 6, LaTroy Hawkins 6, Carlos Torres 7, Pedro Feliciano 3|
|Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers|
|Carl Crawford, LF||6||0||2||0||0||0||1||.293|
|Yasiel Puig, RF-CF||6||1||1||0||0||1||2||.368|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||6||1||3||1||0||1||0||.298|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||5||1||2||0||0||0||0||.360|
|Skip Schumaker, CF||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.272|
|Carlos Marmol, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mark Ellis, 2B||4||1||1||1||1||0||3||.282|
|Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B-RF||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.245|
|Tim Federowicz, C||3||0||0||0||0||3||2||.226|
|a-Andre Ethier, PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||.269|
|A.J. Ellis, C||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.260|
|Chris Capuano, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.050|
|c-Dee Gordon, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.208|
|Juan Uribe, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.263|
|a-homered for Federowicz in the 9th|
|b-walked for Capuano in the 5th|
|c-grounded out-bunting for Withrow in the 7th|
|2B - Yasiel Puig (15, Feliciano), Adrian Gonzalez (25, Feliciano), Hanley Ramirez (18, Gee)|
|HR - Andre Ethier (8, Hawkins)|
|SH - Jerry Hairston Jr. (3)|
|RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (76), Mark Ellis (39), Jerry Hairston Jr. (20), Andre Ethier 2 (43)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jerry Hairston Jr. (11)|
|PK - Carl Crawford (2, Gee)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|Outfield Assists - Yasiel Puig 1|
|DP - Hairston-Ellis-Gonzalez, Hairston-Ellis-Gonzalez-Capuano-Ellis-Gonzalez|
|E - Jerry Hairston Jr. (6, Throwing)|
|Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers|
|Paco Rodriguez (W,3-2)||1.1||1||0||0||0||2||0||2.03|
|IBB - Buck by Chris Capuano|
|Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 86-51, Chris Withrow 37-24, Brandon League 15-10, J.P. Howell 15-11, Carlos Marmol 25-16, Paco Rodriguez 22-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 5-4, Chris Withrow 1-2, Brandon League 3-0, J.P. Howell 2-0, Carlos Marmol 2-1, Paco Rodriguez 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 24, Chris Withrow 7, Brandon League 4, J.P. Howell 4, Carlos Marmol 7, Paco Rodriguez 5|
|Attendance - 44091|
|Game Time - 4:11|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Eric Cooper, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg|