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Beltran powers Mets past Angels

Jun 17, 2008 - 6:24 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Carlos Beltran blasted a pair of solo home runs to lead the New York Mets to a 9-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

Luis Castillo drove in two runs and Jose Reyes scored three runs for the Mets, who had lost seven of their previous 10 contests.

After Reyes opened the scoring in the first by coming home on a throwing error, Beltran doubled the advantage by sending a 1-0 offering from Angels starter Jered Weaver (6-7) over the right-field wall.

"It was a pitch that once I let go, I knew it was going to be trouble," Weaver said. "I just missed with the location and he (Beltran) hit it hard."

Beltran struck again with two outs in the third, hammering a solo shot to center field that extended New York's advantage to 4-1. It was Beltran's 10th home run of the season.

"I got some good pitches to handle tonight," Beltran said. "It was good to come here and get a win in the first game and follow this up with (Johan) Santana (Tuesday)."

Los Angeles cut the deficit to 4-3 in the fourth on a pair of RBI singles by Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick. But the Mets responded with four runs in the seventh.

"We battled back to give us a shot at tying the game up," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It was good to see us put up some runs, but it just wasn't enough tonight."

Castillo delivered a two-run single, David Wright hit an RBI double off the wall in left field and later scored on Casey Kotchman's fielding error as New York grabbed an 8-4 edge.

"This was a nice all-around game for us," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "We had a good game offensively today, and hope we can keep it going."

Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (3-6) lasted six-plus innings, surrendering six runs and eight hits with two walks and no strikeouts. It was Pelfrey's first win since April 15.

"I'm excited that I got the win," Pelfrey said. "My confidence is higher and I feel capable of making my pitches. I'm just disappointed I didn't go deeper into the game, but it was a good all-around effort."

Aaron Heilman recorded the final two outs in the seventh with runners on the corners before Duaner Sanchez pitched a perfect eighth. Billy Wagner then slammed the door in the ninth for his 15th save of the season.

"It was good to get a break in the last inning, Billy kept me on the edge of my seat," Randolph said.

Weaver was roughed up for six runs and eight hits with a walk and five strikeouts over 6 1/3 frames. After Beltran's second home run, Weaver did retire 11 of the next 13 batters he faced before running into trouble with one out in the seventh.

"It was a rough start for me, but I ended up getting into a nice groove and pitching my game," Weaver said. "They just got to me early and took advantage."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 9 11 0
    LA ANGELS 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 11 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - MIKE PELFREY, PEDRO FELICIANO (7TH), AARON HEILMAN (7TH),
    DUANER SANCHEZ (8TH), BILLY WAGNER (9TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER
    LAA - JERED WEAVER, JOSE ARREDONDO (7TH

    Jun 17 1:19 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAVID WRIGHT SCORED JOSE REYES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 9
    LA ANGELS 6 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C BELTRAN (.274, 2-FOR-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI)

    Mets 9, Angels 6  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 17 1:06 AM
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    Mets 8, Angels 6  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 17 1:04 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED JEFF MATHIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON FIRST, M IZTURIS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 8
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.274, 1-FOR-3)

    Mets 8, Angels 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 17 12:40 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED GARY MATTHEWS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, J MATHIS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 8
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.267, 2-FOR-2, BB)

    Mets 8, Angels 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 17 12:40 AM
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    Mets 8, Angels 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 17 12:32 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF MATHIS SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MATHIS ON FIRST, G MATTHEWS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 8
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.307, 1-FOR-3)

    Mets 8, Angels 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 17 12:30 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY CASEY KOTCHMAN ALLOWED DAVID WRIGHT TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C BELTRAN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 8
    LA ANGELS 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C DELGADO (.243, 0-FOR-3)

    Mets 8, Angels 3  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 17 12:09 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID WRIGHT SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D WRIGHT ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 7
    LA ANGELS 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C BELTRAN (.275, 2-FOR-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI)

    Mets 7, Angels 3  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 17 12:08 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS CASTILLO SCORED ENDY CHAVEZ AND JOSE REYES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L CASTILLO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6
    LA ANGELS 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.273, 0-FOR-3)

    Mets 6, Angels 3  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 17 12:08 AM
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    Mets 4, Angels 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 16 11:30 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED TORII HUNTER. .
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    LA ANGELS 3 END BOTTOM, 4TH

    Mets 4, Angels 3  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 16 11:22 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TORII HUNTER SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HUNTER ON FIRST, V GUERRERO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.302, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets 4, Angels 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 16 11:16 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS BELTRAN (10) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF JERED WEAVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4, LA ANGELS 1
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C DELGADO (.245, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets 4, Angels 1  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 16 10:51 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN SCHNEIDER SCORED MARLON ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B SCHNEIDER ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    LA ANGELS 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: E CHAVEZ (.218, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Mets 3, Angels 1  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 16 10:36 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.273, 10 HR, 35 RBI)

    Mets 2, Angels 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 16 10:30 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 2 2 1 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - MIKE PELFREY
    LAA - JERED WEAVER

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.306, 0 HR, 7 RBI)
    M IZTURIS (.259, 3 HR, 27 RBI)
    G ANDERSON (.257, 6 HR, 30 RB

    Mets 2, Angels 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 16 10:21 PM
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