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Giants rally in 9th to beat Mets

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Hudson has spent most of the season leading the San Francisco Giants to victories. This time, his teammates backed him up on a rare off night.

Michael Morse hit an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning after Hunter Pence's tying double, and the Giants rallied to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Saturday night to extend baseball's best record.

''It just tells you what kind of team we have,'' said Morse, who helped teammates tear off his jersey during a wild celebration on the infield. ''We find a way.''

Angel Pagan had three singles, two RBIs and got on base all five times against his former team. He reached leading off the ninth when catcher Anthony Recker dropped the third strike and his throw pulled Lucas Duda off first base. Mets manager Terry Collins challenged the play but lost.

Pence hit a double that scored Pagan and advanced to third on Buster Posey's deep fly to left-center. After Jenrry Mejia (1-2) intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval, Morse sent a single to deep right and was mobbed by teammates before he reached second.

San Francisco improved to 6-0 at home when Hudson starts.

''I'm as proud of this game as I have been of any of them,'' said Hudson, who allowed season highs of nine hits and three walks in five innings. ''Even though it was probably my worst game from a pitching standpoint, these kinds of games are very satisfying because these are the games that most of the time your teams lose when your starting pitcher goes out there and doesn't really have his stuff. We were able to battle and win. That's the mark of a championship club.''

It was Mejia's first blown save in seven chances. The Mets have lost five straight.

Jeremy Affeldt (2-1) tossed one scoreless inning to help the Giants (41-21) win for the ninth time in 11 games.

Bartolo Colon gave up three runs - one earned - and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Mets. The 41-year-old, who spent the past two seasons across the bay in Oakland, struck out four and walked two.

Hudson, who began the game with a majors-best 1.75 ERA, is the first pitcher in San Francisco history with an ERA below 2.00 through his first 12 starts with the team. Even with the tough outing, Hudson's ERA is 1.97.

The Mets grabbed leads of 3-0 and 4-1, but stranded 12 runners on base.

''We did a good job of limiting the damage,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

The Mets ended Hudson's scoreless streak at 16 consecutive innings in the second, when Duda doubled and scored on Recker's single. In the third, Duda broke his bat hitting an RBI single off the wall in right and Recker drove in another run to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.

The Mets might have had more if not for a baserunning blunder. Ruben Tejada was tagged out between second and third after Duda stopped at third and Recker ran to second.

With the bases loaded and no outs in the fifth, Posey grounded into a double play to score San Francisco's first run. Colon then got Sandoval to fly out.

New York extended its lead to 4-1 on a wild pitch by George Kontos in the sixth, but couldn't overcome an error by third baseman David Wright in the bottom of the inning.

Wright fielded a grounder and misfired to second trying to get the lead runner with two outs. Pagan followed with a two-run single to bring the Giants within 4-3 and chase Colon.

Pence's single loaded the bases for Posey again, but Jeurys Familia struck out Posey on a sinking fastball clocked at 96 mph.

Notes

Giants reliever Santiago Casilla, who is on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, threw 30 pitches in the bullpen. He is scheduled to throw again before Monday's game and could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday. ... The Mets optioned C Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas after the game and called up C Taylor Teagarden. ... Collins said Wright, who has started the first 62 games this season, will likely get Sunday off. The Mets don't play Monday. ... Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler takes the mound for the Mets against San Francisco's Tim Lincecum (4-4, 5.01 ERA) in Sunday's series finale.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

A. Pagan
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
New York

A. Recker
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matt den Dekker, CF4110101 .192
Daniel Murphy, 2B5020002 .298
David Wright, 3B5110023 .280
Curtis Granderson, RF-LF4000123 .211
Chris Young, LF4120003 .204
   Jeurys Familia, P00000001.000
   a-Eric Campbell, PH1000000 .282
   Jenrry Mejia, P0000000 .000
Lucas Duda, 1B3121100 .246
Ruben Tejada, SS4000102 .233
Anthony Recker, C3022012 .217
Bartolo Colon, P3000036 .000
   Bobby Abreu, RF1000001 .279
Totals37410348  
a-grounded out for Familia in the 9th
Batting
2B - Daniel Murphy (16, Hudson), Lucas Duda (10, Hudson)
RBI - Lucas Duda (30), Anthony Recker 2 (8)
SB - Daniel Murphy (10, 2nd base off Kontos/Posey), Curtis Granderson (5, 2nd base off Hudson/Posey), Chris Young (5, 2nd base off Hudson/Posey)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Murphy-Duda
E - Ruben Tejada (3, Misplayed grounder), David Wright (7, Throwing)
New York (N.L.) Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bartolo Colon 5.2831240 4.31
Jeurys Familia (H,4) 2.1100030 2.59
Jenrry Mejia (L,4-3; BS,1) 0.1222110 4.68
IBB - Sandoval by Jenrry Mejia
WP - Jenrry Mejia (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Bartolo Colon 93-59, Jeurys Familia 30-19, Jenrry Mejia 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bartolo Colon 7-7
Batters Faced - Bartolo Colon 28, Jeurys Familia 8, Jenrry Mejia 5
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF5132010 .323
Hunter Pence, RF4131111 .293
Buster Posey, C5010016 .270
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4000104 .242
Michael Morse, 1B5011024 .283
Tyler Colvin, LF4000010 .241
Brandon Crawford, SS4120010 .244
Brandon Hicks, 2B4100011 .187
Tim Hudson, P1000001 .077
   a-Gregor Blanco, PH1110000 .241
   George Kontos, P0000000 .000
   b-Hector Sanchez, PH0000100 .220
   Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
   Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
   c-Ehire Adrianza, PH1000000 .160
   Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
Totals38511438  
a-singled for Hudson in the 5th
b-walked for Kontos in the 6th
c-flied out for Lopez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Hunter Pence (14, Mejia)
RBI - Angel Pagan 2 (19), Hunter Pence (23), Michael Morse (42)
2-OUT RBI - Angel Pagan 2 (13)
Team LOB - 11
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Outfield Assists - Hunter Pence 1
E - Brandon Crawford (8, Misplayed grounder)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Hudson 5933350 1.97
George Kontos 1111120 1.64
Juan Gutierrez 1000000 3.04
Javier Lopez 1000000 1.38
Jeremy Affeldt (W,2-1) 1000010 1.33
WP - George Kontos (1)
HBP - Recker (by Juan Gutierrez), Duda (by Jeremy Affeldt)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Hudson 99-61, George Kontos 19-9, Juan Gutierrez 9-7, Javier Lopez 13-11, Jeremy Affeldt 9-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Hudson 6-4, Javier Lopez 1-2, Jeremy Affeldt 1-1
Batters Faced - Tim Hudson 27, George Kontos 5, Juan Gutierrez 4, Javier Lopez 3, Jeremy Affeldt 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41296
Game Time - 3:33
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Pat Hoberg, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Rob Drake