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No-hit duel into 7th, Mets' deGrom tops SF's Peavy

By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) Always calm on the mound, shaggy-haired rookie Jacob deGrom shook off all the zeroes on the scoreboard and just went with the flow.

DeGrom outpitched Jake Peavy in a tantalizing hitless duel that carried into the seventh inning Saturday night before the New York Mets broke loose and beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2.

''I knew it at the fifth inning, so it was kind of a mental battle,'' deGrom said, ''but I was sticking to the plan we had and I was going right after the guys.''

With an energized crowd trading ''Lets go Mets!'' and ''Let's go Giants!'' chants, Pablo Sandoval doubled off deGrom with two outs in the top of the seventh for the game's first hit.

Peavy was perfect until Daniel Murphy hit a one-out double into the bottom of the seventh on a ball that left fielder Michael Morse misjudged. The Mets went on to score four runs to back deGrom (6-5), and the rookie won win his fifth straight start.

Peavy (1-11) lost his 11th decision in a row, a streak that started with Boston.

''At the end of the day, you are trying to put up zeroes and their guy did an outstanding job. I did not do enough,'' Peavy said.

This was the second time this season that a game didn't have any hits until there were two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Milwaukee's Matt Garza and Atlanta's Aaron Harang each had their no-hit bids broken up in the seventh on April 2.

Peavy had never taken a no-hit try past 5 1-3 innings, but the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner was dealing in his second start for San Francisco.

Murphy's double came soon after there was a brief delay when Sandoval ran into the third base railing chasing a foul ball.

Morse took his first step in on Murphy's line drive and couldn't recover, setting off the Mets' four-run inning. Travis d'Arnaud had a sacrifice fly, Juan Lagares hit an RBI single and Wilmer Flores added a two-run double.

''I was playing shallow in, and he hit it pretty good, it just kept going away towards the line,'' Morse said.

Both deGrom and Peavy got some help in keeping the bases clear until Brandon Belt walked with two outs in the fifth.

The Mets backed their starter with fine glovework, while Peavy benefited from a replay call. DeGrom, batting eighth in the Mets' lineup was initially safe for an infield hit in the third, but was the ruling was reversed.

DeGrom was pulled with one out in the eighth following pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa's two-run single. In a career-high 7 1-3 innings, the lanky 26-year-old allowed four hits and two runs. He struck out seven.

Jenrry Mejia put runners on the corners in the ninth but got former St. John's star Joe Panik to ground out for his 16th save.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Catcher Hector Sanchez, on the seven-day concussion list since July 26, went through a full workout. Manager Bruce Bochy says he's not sure if Sanchez will need rehab games before he returns.

Mets: Right-hander Jeremy Hefner made his fifth minor league start since having Tommy John surgery Aug. 28. He allowed two runs and two hits over four innings for Class A St. Lucie.

UP NEXT

Giants: Madison Bumgarner (12-8) takes a 2-0 record with a 1.80 ERA into his fourth career start against the Mets. Bumgarner can hit, too. He has two grand slams this year.

Mets: The 41-year-old Bartolo Colon (10-8) is going for his 200th win.

MAGIC GLOVES

Mets: Lagares, left fielder Eric Young Jr. and first baseman Lucas Duda all made spectacular catches early to help protect deGrom's gem. DeGrom was most grateful for Lagares' diving attempt on Sandoval's sinking liner to left-center that broke up the no-hit bid.

Giants: Hunter Pence made a sliding catch in foul territory in right field to help Peavy's perfect-game bid in the sixth inning.

DANGEROUS FALL

Before the game, a fan injured his arm when he fell over a railing above the left-field wall and landed on the warning track.

 
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Players of the Game
New York

J. deGrom
IP 7.1
H 4
ER 2
BB 1
K 7
San Francisco

J. Peavy
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 4
BB 0
K 4
 

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San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Hunter Pence, RF4000021.286.341.455
Brandon Crawford, SS4000011.238.322.402
Buster Posey, C4010000.281.341.430
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4010001.277.325.424
Michael Morse, LF4000022.272.324.471
Brandon Belt, 1B3120100.250.314.458
Joe Panik, 2B4000014.203.268.230
Juan Perez, CF3110010.170.214.302
Jake Peavy, P2000020.000.000.000
   a-Travis Ishikawa, PH1012000.222.275.389
   Javier Lopez, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals3326219    
a-singled for Peavy in the 8th
Batting
2B - Pablo Sandoval (18, deGrom), Juan Perez (4, deGrom)
RBI - Travis Ishikawa 2 (5)
Team LOB - 5
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jake Peavy (L,1-11) 7444040 4.73
Javier Lopez 1000010 2.22
HBP - Duda (by Jake Peavy)
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 89-63, Javier Lopez 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 10-7, Javier Lopez 2-0
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 26, Javier Lopez 3
New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Curtis Granderson, RF4000010.229.336.405
Daniel Murphy, 2B4110000.295.340.423
David Wright, 3B3110010.271.331.390
Lucas Duda, 1B2100010.261.358.511
Travis d'Arnaud, C2001000.224.288.367
Juan Lagares, CF3111000.279.312.377
Wilmer Flores, SS3012000.226.250.301
Jacob deGrom, P3000011.226.250.258
   Jeurys Familia, P00000001.0001.0001.000
   Jenrry Mejia, P0000000.000.000.000
Eric Young Jr., LF3000010.227.310.300
Totals2744405    
Batting
2B - Daniel Murphy (31, Peavy), Wilmer Flores (4, Peavy)
SF - Travis d'Arnaud (1)
RBI - Travis d'Arnaud (27), Juan Lagares (29), Wilmer Flores 2 (9)
2-OUT RBI - Juan Lagares (15), Wilmer Flores 2 (7)
Team LOB - 1
New York (N.L.) Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jacob deGrom (W,6-5) 7.1422170 2.77
Jeurys Familia (H,12) 0.2000010 1.81
Jenrry Mejia (S,16) 1200010 3.58
Pitches-Strikes - Jacob deGrom 101-73, Jeurys Familia 7-5, Jenrry Mejia 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jacob deGrom 9-6, Jenrry Mejia 2-0
Batters Faced - Jacob deGrom 27, Jeurys Familia 2, Jenrry Mejia 5
Game Information
Attendance - 33687
Game Time - 2:24
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Brian O'Nora, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Ben May, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg