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El Duque in command
Mets 3, Reds 2
Lastings Milledge slides into home with the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Orlando Hernandez pitched six strong innings as the Mets began the second half with a crisp win. Jose Reyes and Ruben Gotay achieved a franchise first when they hit back-to-back homers to lead off the first inning.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 12, 2007
CIN
Cincinnati (36-53)
Lost 1
NY Mets 3, Cincinnati 2   NYM
NY Mets (49-39)
Won 1
July 12, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
NY Mets
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 7/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Mets Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hatteberg, 1B4012000.317
Freel, CF4000002.252
Griffey, RF3010100.286
Phillips, 2B4010012.275
Dunn, LF3100122.256
Encarnacion, 3B4000013.265
Gonzalez, SS3110010.248
  a-Conine, PH1000001.268
Ross, C3000022.193
Arroyo, P2000110.077
  Stanton, P0000000.000
  Burton, P0000000.000
Totals312423812 

a-Grounded out for Gonzalez in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Hatteberg; Griffey; Phillips; Gonzalez.
RBI: Hatteberg 2 (30).
2-out RBI: Hatteberg 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freel; Encarnacion; Conine.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Griffey (4, 2nd base off Hernandez/Lo Duca), Encarnacion (5, 2nd base off Wagner/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
DP: (Phillips-Gonzalez).
Pickoffs: Arroyo (Reyes at 1st base).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS3121101.310
Gotay, 2B4122001.342
Beltran, CF3000121.262
Wright, 3B3010100.293
Delgado, 1B3010002.243
Lo Duca, C4000005.270
Green, RF3000101.272
Milledge, LF4110003.143
Hernandez, P2010011.214
  Smith, P0000000.000
  a-Newhan, PH1000000.214
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals303834315 

a-Grounded out for Smith in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Reyes (18, Arroyo).
HR: Reyes (5, 1st inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out), Gotay (4, 1st inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes 6; Gotay 5; Wright; Delgado; Milledge; Hernandez.
RBI: Reyes (36), Gotay 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Gotay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gotay; Milledge 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wright (19, 2nd base off Stanton/Ross), Hernandez (1, 2nd base off Arroyo/Ross), Beltran (14, 3rd base off Stanton/Ross).
PO: Reyes (1st base by Arroyo).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo (L, 3-10)7.08331324.78
Stanton 0.10002003.99
Burton 0.20001004.82
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 5-4)6.03223703.20
Smith (H, 10)1.00000102.68
Feliciano (H, 9)1.00000002.43
Wagner (S, 18)1.01000001.60

WP: Arroyo.
IBB: Green (by Burton).
HBP: Delgado (by Arroyo).
Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 94-64, Stanton 17-6, Burton 11-4, Hernandez 106-64, Smith 12-8, Feliciano 7-5, Wagner 17-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Arroyo 7-10, Stanton 0-1, Burton 2-0, Hernandez 3-8, Smith 1-1, Feliciano 2-1, Wagner 3-0.
Batters faced: Arroyo 29, Stanton 3, Burton 3, Hernandez 24, Smith 3, Feliciano 3, Wagner 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Burton 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 48,282.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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