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Mets rough up Samardzija, beat A’s

(Wednesday, August 20)

Final Score: NY Mets 8, Oakland 5

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer as the New York Mets roughed up Oakland’s Jeff Samardzija in an 8-5 win at O.co Coliseum.

Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Eric Campbell each had two hits and one RBI for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Zack Wheeler (9-8) won his sixth straight decision after allowing four runs — two earned — on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Samardzija (3-3) was victimized for seven runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings.

Oakland, which snapped its season-high five-game losing streak in Tuesday’s opener of this two-game interleague set, trails the AL West-leading Angels by 1 1/2 games. The A’s host their division rivals this weekend.

The A’s produced a run without a hit in the eighth. They loaded the bases with one out on two walks and an error. Sam Fuld drew another walk to trim the deficit to 8-5, but New York reliever Jeurys Familia struck out Andy Parrino looking and got Josh Donaldson on a grounder to short to end the inning.

Familia pitched around a Stephen Vogt double in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.

There were a flurry of two-out runs after both starters opened the game with two perfect innings.

Campbell led off a five-run third by driving Samardzija’s 2-0 pitch over the center-field wall. Consecutive two-out singles by Granderson and Murphy preceded a walk to David Wright. Samardzija threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Granderson, before Duda crushed an offering to center for his career-high 23rd home run.

Wheeler retired the first eight batters before Sogard reached on a four-pitch walk. Coco Crisp and John Jaso then hit back-to-back RBI doubles to right.

“I think Coco has been doing well recently, getting big hits with runners on base,” Jaso said.

Granderson and Murphy knocked in runs with two-out singles in the fourth to make it 7-2, but two scored in the bottom of the frame for Oakland when Murphy kicked Parrino’s two-out grounder.

“Every time we score, you try to go out there the next inning and put up a zero, but it didn’t happen that way today,” Wheeler said. “Luckily, we had the bats going all game long and were able to stay ahead of them and pull out a W.”

Wilmer Flores singled home Duda with two outs in the fifth to put the Mets up 8-4.

New York had a chance to extend its lead in the sixth, but Fernando Abad induced a rally-killing fly out from Matt den Dekker.

Game Notes

Wheeler improved to 6-0 in his last 10 starts. The unbeaten streak began after a loss to Oakland on June 25 … Oakland had won each of Samardzija’s first five home starts … Abad has stranded all 26 inherited runners this season … The A’s were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Mets « 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 10 3
Oakland 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 6 1
W:Z.Wheeler(9-8) L:J.Samardzija(3-3) S:J.Familia (4)
HR: NYM- E.Campbell (3), L.Duda (23) OAK- None
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Curtis Granderson RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Daniel Murphy 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .299
David Wright 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268
Lucas Duda 1B 4 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 .255
Travis d`Arnaud C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .224
Matt den Dekker CF-LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .187
Eric Campbell DH 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .301
Wilmer Flores SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Eric Young LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
  Juan Lagares CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Totals 37 8 10 7 0 0 2 5 6
Oakland AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Coco Crisp DH 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .255
John Jaso C 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .265
  Derek Norris PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Stephen Vogt 1B 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .322
Brandon Moss LF 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .249
Josh Reddick RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Alberto Callaspo 3B-2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236
Sam Fuld CF 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 .259
Andy Parrino SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .136
Eric Sogard 2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .215
  Josh Donaldson PH-3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251
Totals 34 5 6 3 3 0 0 6 6

E_D.Murphy 2, L.Duda, E.Sogard. LOB_NY Mets 7, Oakland 8. 2B_C.Crisp, J.Jaso, S.Vogt. HR_E.Campbell (3) off J.Samardzija, L.Duda (23) off J.Samardzija. GIDP_D.Norris. DP_NY Mets 1 (W.Flores, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Zack Wheeler (W 9-8) 5.2 4 4 2 3 3 0 103-55 3.48
Josh Edgin 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 15-8 1.44
Vic Black 1.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 18-6 1.95
Jeurys Familia (S 4) 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 29-17 1.97
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Jeff Samardzija (L 3-3) 3.2 7 7 7 2 3 2 83-48 4.07
Jesse Chavez 2.0 3 1 1 3 3 0 45-27 3.34
Fernando Abad 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22-16 1.62
Dan Otero 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19-13 2.28

IBB_off J.Chavez (L.Duda). 
WP_J.Samardzija.
T_3:20. A_20312.
Umpires_Home,Rob Drake; First, Joe West; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Gabe Morales.

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