Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Angel Pagan drove in three runs and fell a
double short of the cycle as the San Francisco Giants defeated the New York
Mets, 8-5, on Tuesday at Citi Field.
Pagan scored the tying run in the fifth, then sent the Giants in front for
good and on their way to a fourth straight win by beginning the seventh with a
solo homer off Sean Henn (0-1).
The Giants took advantage of a career-high six walks from New York starter
Zack Wheeler, plating three of their runs in the second inning. Gregor Blanco,
Buster Posey, Tony Abreu and Hunter Pence each drove in a run on the night.
New York had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth, but produced only one
run on Daniel Murphy's RBI single. Sergio Romo induced Lucas Duda and pinch-
hitter Andrew Brown into pop ups to end the game.
Pagan's homer allowed starter Yusmeiro Petit (4-0) to pick up the win. He
allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks over six frames.
New York trailed, 3-1, entering the home fourth before taking the lead. Petit
issued walks to Murphy and Duda, and Murphy came in to score on Wilmer Flores'
line drive double off the wall in left.
Matt den Dekker then ripped a base hit up the middle to tie the game, but the
Giants caught him in a run down between first and second. However, den Dekker
was able to keep from getting tagged long enough for Flores to come in to
score from third, which gave the Mets a 4-3 lead.
Wheeler was unable to hold the lead, though. Pagan walked to start the fifth
and later came around on Posey's ground out to tie the game at 4-4.
The Giants took the lead in the seventh, and Abreu contributed an RBI double
an inning later. Pagan then drove him in with a triple into center field that
made it 7-4 Giants and Pence added an RBI single in the ninth.
Wheeler had no control early, issuing walks to five of the first nine batters
he faced. His free pass to Petit in the second forced in the Giants' first
run, and Pagan followed with a base hit into right to make it 2-0.
A Blanco grounder toward second gave the Mets a chance for a double play, but
it wasn't turned quick enough and Abreu crossed the plate to give the Giants a
The Mets got their first run in the home third. Ruben Tejada led off the frame
with a double, Wheeler bunted him over and Eric Young's ground out forced
Tejada home to make it 3-1.
Wheeler was tagged for four runs, allowing three hits over five innings of
work ... Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left in the fourth after taking a foul
ball off his shoulder the inning prior ... The Giants ended a five-game losing
streak to the Mets ... The Giants have won all five of Petit's starts.
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