|Friday's NL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 25 May 2007 16:55|
MIAMI (AP) -Pinch-runner Carlos Gomez scored the go-ahead run on an error in the ninth inning, and Carlos Beltran's two-run double broke the game open to help New York to a 6-2 victory over Florida on Friday night.|
The Mets' Orlando Hernandez, making his first start since April 24, allowed two hits and walked none in six shutout innings. Florida starter Sergio Mitre was just as good until New York scored in the eighth when second baseman Dan Uggla bobbled a two-out broken-bat grounder.
With the score 1-all, Carlos Delgado walked to start the Mets' ninth against Renyel Pinto (0-2). Gomez pinch ran, stole second and took third on a bloop single by Paul Lo Duca.
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez fielded Shawn Green's grounder and went home, but the errant throw sailed and glanced off the glove of catcher Miguel Olivo, allowing Gomez to score.
Jose Reyes and Endy Chavez hit RBI singles off Justin Miller, and Beltran's double made it 6-1.
Aaron Heilman (5-2) gave up one run in the eighth and got the win.
Pirates 10, Reds 4, 10 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ronny Paulino's double with the bases loaded highlighted Pittsburgh's biggest rally in nearly three years, an eight-run splurge in the 10th inning.
The Pirates, who had lost five straight, overcame Ken Griffey Jr.'s 574th career homer by sending 12 batters to the plate in the 10th and repeatedly delivering with the bases loaded.
Chris Duffy's sacrifice fly off closer David Weathers (1-3) snapped a 2-all tie. Weathers gave up a run-scoring double by Freddy Sanchez and hit Jason Bay with the bases loaded to force in the third run. Paulino followed with a two-run double off Brad Salmon that capped the Pirates' biggest inning since they scored nine runs at Montreal on July 9, 2004.
Jonah Bayliss (4-2) retired the two batters he faced in the ninth to get the win.
Cincinnati has lost 18 of 22, leaving the Reds with the major leagues' worst record at 18-31.
Phillies 8, Braves 3
ATLANTA (AP) - Greg Dobbs snapped a tie with a two-run single in the seventh inning and Ryan Howard padded the lead with a two-run double in the eighth as Jamie Moyer beat Atlanta for the first time in 20 years.
Moyer's win came 20 years and two days after the only other time he beat the Braves. On May 23, 1987, Moyer earned the win in relief as the Cubs beat the Braves in Chicago.
The 44-year-old Moyer (5-3) had never won in Atlanta and had lost six straight decisions to the Braves before giving up five hits and three runs, two earned, in seven innings.
Atlanta's Tim Hudson (5-3) gave up 10 hits and five runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Howard was 1-for-4 with a walk and the two-run double off Tyler Yates in his return from the disabled list. The double drove in Jimmy Rollins, who scored three runs, and Shane Victorino, who had three hits.
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