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San Francisco (70-81) «030010121892
N.Y. Mets (67-83)001300001591

Giants 8, Mets 5

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NEW YORK -- A big game for Angel Pagan left the San Francisco Giants lamenting where they might be in the standings if their leadoff hitter was healthy all season.

Pagan hit a home run, tripled and drove in three runs on a perfect night at the plate against his former team, leading Yusmeiro Petit and the Giants past the New York Mets 8-5 on Tuesday.

"A great return here to New York," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said about Pagan. "He's done such a nice job since he's come back. I think we've seen the difference he makes in our club, and he certainly showed that tonight."

The switch-hitter went 3 for 3 with two walks and scored twice for the defending World Series champions, who have won four straight and seven of nine to improve to 70-81. His tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning made a winner of Petit (4-0) in his second start since nearly pitching a perfect game.

"He's a clutch player," Bochy said. "I think we would have been in a better situation than the one we're in now if we'd had Angel."

Before the game, the Mets announced that Matt Harvey will try to rehab his injured right elbow without reconstructive surgery -- a move the All-Star ace hopes is going to keep him on the mound next season.

"We have to be optimistic, because he is optimistic," New York manager Terry Collins said. "If he's able to be successful, that would be a great find for the organization headed into next year."

Pagan connected off Sean Henn (0-1) leading off the seventh to give the Giants a 5-4 lead. It was his first home run since an inside-the-park shot that ended a 6-5 victory against Colorado on May 25.

After that, Pagan missed 82 games with an injured left hamstring that required surgery. He returned on Aug. 30.

"I wanted to come back so the team finished strong and we can feel good about ourselves," Pagan said. "I know we're not going to go to the postseason or whatever, but if we finish strong I think we can reflect for next year and get ready, use this year as a motivation to prepare. I think we have a good enough team, we can't forget that."

Pagan spent four seasons with the Mets before they traded him to San Francisco in December 2011. He helped the Giants win a championship last year and then re-signed with them for $40 million over four years.

"No hard feelings," Pagan said. "When I played here, I gave it all."

Tony Abreu added an RBI double against Gonzalez Germen in the eighth, and Pagan's triple off the wall in right-center made it 7-4. Hunter Pence singled home a run in the ninth for his 20th RBI in his past seven games.

Giants reliever Sandy Rosario issued a leadoff walk in the ninth and left with a strained right hip. Sergio Romo gave up an RBI single to Daniel Murphy before retiring Lucas Duda and pinch-hitter Andrew Brown with the bases loaded to end it after 3 hours, 55 minutes.

Mets starter Zack Wheeler threw 107 pitches over five innings against his former club. The rookie walked a career-high six -- four in the second inning. In all, seven New York pitchers combined to issue a season-high 10 walks.

Wheeler was drafted sixth overall by the Giants out of high school in 2009. Two years later, they traded him to the Mets in a deal for Carlos Beltran. The 23-year-old right-hander threw a gem in San Francisco on July 10, allowing one run and three hits over seven innings in his fifth major-league start.

"He just didn't have his command," catcher Travis d'Arnaud said. "He had a great bullpen. I thought it was going to be a fun one for him. It just didn't work out that way."

Petit, once a Mets prospect, came within one strike of a perfect game Sept. 6 against Arizona but finished with a one-hit shutout.

The right-hander, who beat Wheeler when they matched up in the minors April 9, gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings.

Notes

Giants 2B Marco Scutaro went for an MRI on his ailing left pinkie and it's possible he could miss the rest of the season. For now, he is day to day. ... D'Arnaud left in the fourth with a sore right shoulder after he was hit by Pence's foul ball in the second. Anthony Recker replaced d'Arnaud, dinged up several times in the past few weeks. ... Mets 3B David Wright (strained right hamstring) is unlikely to return during the three-game series. This weekend in Philadelphia is a possibility, Collins said.

 
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New York

D. Murphy
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
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Gregor Blanco, LF4011012 .266
Brandon Belt, 1B5120004 .290
Buster Posey, C4001101 .304
Hunter Pence, RF4111112 .294
Pablo Sandoval, 3B2100210 .274
   Francisco Peguero, PR0100000 .185
   Joaquin Arias, 3B1000012 .275
Brandon Crawford, SS3010202 .256
Tony Abreu, 2B4211115 .225
Yusmeiro Petit, P2001121 .067
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   Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
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   Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
   b-Roger Kieschnick, PH1000013 .207
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a-flied out for Lopez in the 8th
b-struck out for Casilla in the 9th
Batting
2B - Tony Abreu (8, Germen)
3B - Angel Pagan (3, Germen)
HR - Angel Pagan (4, Henn)
SH - Gregor Blanco (3)
RBI - Angel Pagan 3 (28), Gregor Blanco (37), Buster Posey (72), Hunter Pence (93), Tony Abreu (8), Yusmeiro Petit (2)
2-OUT RBI - Angel Pagan (11)
SB - Francisco Peguero (2, 2nd base off Germen/Recker)
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Outfield Assists - Angel Pagan 1
E - Brandon Crawford (14, Misplayed grounder), Buster Posey (7, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yusmeiro Petit (W,4-0) 6744310 3.08
Jean Machi (H,9) 0.2000010 2.63
Javier Lopez (H,14) 0.1000000 1.67
Santiago Casilla (H,18) 1000120 1.79
Sandy Rosario 0011100 3.02
Sergio Romo 1200000 2.41
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Pitches-Strikes - Yusmeiro Petit 87-58, Jean Machi 7-4, Javier Lopez 4-2, Santiago Casilla 21-13, Sandy Rosario 6-2, Sergio Romo 25-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yusmeiro Petit 7-9, Jean Machi 1-0, Javier Lopez 1-0, Sergio Romo 1-3
Batters Faced - Yusmeiro Petit 27, Jean Machi 2, Javier Lopez 1, Santiago Casilla 4, Sandy Rosario 1, Sergio Romo 6
New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., LF5011003 .251
Juan Lagares, CF5000012 .252
Daniel Murphy, 2B4121101 .283
Lucas Duda, 1B3100204 .236
Wilmer Flores, 3B3111003 .218
   Sean Henn, P0000000 .000
   Scott Atchison, P0000000 .000
   Gonzalez Germen, P0000000 .000
   Tim Byrdak, P0000000 .000
   a-Mike Baxter, PH0000100 .193
   Jeurys Familia, P0000000 .000
   David Aardsma, P0000000 .000
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Matt den Dekker, RF4011011 .234
Travis d'Arnaud, C1000010 .167
   Anthony Recker, C3010011 .205
Ruben Tejada, SS3210101 .200
Zack Wheeler, P0000000 .133
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b-flied out for Aardsma in the 9th
c-singled for Wheeler in the 5th
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SH - Zack Wheeler (3)
RBI - Eric Young Jr. (28), Daniel Murphy (70), Wilmer Flores (13), Matt den Dekker (6)
SB - Eric Young Jr. (39, 3rd base off Petit/Posey)
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E - Juan Lagares (5, Throwing)
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Zack Wheeler 5344630 3.42
Sean Henn (L,0-1) 1.1211111 3.38
Scott Atchison 0.2000010 4.28
Gonzalez Germen 0.2222100 4.35
Tim Byrdak 0.1000000 9.82
Jeurys Familia 0.1211210 4.22
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zack Wheeler 6-5, Sean Henn 1-2, Scott Atchison 1-0
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Game Information
Attendance - 24343
Game Time - 3:55
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Jeff Nelson