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Sandoval lifts Giants over Mets

(Monday, August 4)

Final Score: San Francisco 4, New York 3

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Pablo Sandoval doubled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth inning, as the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the New York Mets, 4-3, Monday afternoon at Citi Field.

Sandoval finished 3-for-5 with three RBI for the Giants, who captured three of four in this set. Hunter Pence added a pair of hits and scored twice and Joe Panik had three hits for San Francisco, which has won four of five overall.

Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer and Juan Lagares had three hits for the Mets, who have lost four of six.

After trailing 2-0 and 3-2 earlier in the game, the Giants took the lead for the first time in the game during their last at-bat. With two outs and the game tied 3-3, Gregor Blanco began the rally with a two-out base hit. After New York reliever Jenrry Mejia walked Buster Posey, Sandoval’s flare down the left-field line bounced out of play for a ground-rule double, plating Blanco with the go-ahead run.

Brandon Belt grounded out to end the inning and strand runners on second and third, but the damage was done. Santiago Casilla came on for the ninth and set the side down in order to earn his ninth save of the season.

Sergio Romo (5-3) got the win, tossing one inning of relief.

Mejia (5-4) suffered the loss, surrendering one run on two hits with a walk and a strikeout in one inning of work.

The Mets got going in the first when Murphy hit a two-run homer off San Francisco starter Tim Hudson, but the Giants answered in the third when Sandoval’s two-run double off New York starter Dillon Gee tied the game.

Murphy scored the go-ahead run on a David Wright infield single in the fifth. However, the Giants answered in the seventh against reliever Jeurys Familia. Pence started the inning with a triple and later scored on a wild pitch by the Mets’ right-hander.

New York escaped further damage in the frame when Lagares cut down Blanco at the plate trying to score on a Sandoval single for the first out and reliever Josh Edgin got out of the frame by inducing an inning-ending double play.

Hudson received a no-decision, allowing three runs — two earned — on seven hits in five innings. The right-hander struck out two and walked two. He was making his first appearance at Citi Field since suffering broken ankle at the venue last season.

Gee also avoided a decision. He was charged with two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three.

Game Notes

The Giants took six of seven from the Mets this season … Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected by home plate umpire Ben May at the end of the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco « 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 9 1
NY Mets 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
W:S.Romo(5-3) L:J.Mejia(5-4) S:S.Casilla (9)
HR: SFG- None NYM- D.Murphy (9)
San Francisco AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Hunter Pence RF 5 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .290
Gregor Blanco CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .237
Buster Posey C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .287
Pablo Sandoval 3B 5 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 .280
Brandon Belt 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Brandon Crawford SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236
Joe Panik 2B 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .231
  Sergio Romo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Santiago Casilla P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Juan Perez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .161
Tim Hudson P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .048
  Travis Ishikawa PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
  Juan Gutierrez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Javier Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Matt Duffy 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100
Totals 34 4 9 3 4 1 0 7 8
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Curtis Granderson RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Daniel Murphy 2B 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 .296
David Wright 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Lucas Duda 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .261
Travis d`Arnaud C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
Chris Young LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
  Jenrry Mejia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Juan Lagares CF 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Ruben Tejada SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
Dillon Gee P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Vic Black P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bobby Abreu PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
  Wilmer Flores PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
  Jeurys Familia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Josh Edgin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Buddy Carlyle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Eric Young LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Totals 35 3 9 3 1 0 1 3 5

E_B.Posey. LOB_San Francisco 10, NY Mets 8. 2B_H.Pence, P.Sandoval 2, J.Panik, J.Lagares. 3B_H.Pence. HR_D.Murphy (9) off T.Hudson. SB_G.Blanco (11), D.Murphy (12). GIDP_B.Belt. DP_NY Mets 1 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Tim Hudson 5.0 7 3 2 2 2 1 89-59 2.74
Juan Gutierrez 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10-9 2.70
Javier Lopez 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 21-12 2.10
Sergio Romo (W 5-3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 26-19 4.71
Santiago Casilla (S 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-7 1.11
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Dillon Gee 5.2 5 2 2 3 6 0 106-69 3.73
Vic Black (H 9) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 10-5 1.78
Jeurys Familia (B 4) 0.1 2 1 1 2 0 0 25-13 1.96
Josh Edgin 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8-5 1.89
Buddy Carlyle 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-2 0.84
Jenrry Mejia (L 5-4) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 28-18 3.66

PB_T.d’Arnaud.
IBB_off J.Lopez (W.Flores).
WP_J.Familia.
T_3:40. A_27187.
Umpires_Home,Ben May; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Brian O’Nora; Third, D.J. Reyburn.

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