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Perez prospers in return
Mets 5, Reds 2
Oliver Perez allowed two runs on six hits and six strikeouts over six innings. (Kathy Willens/AP)
 Milledge's two-run double
 Reyes' two-run homer
Oliver Perez insisted he could have pitched with the back pain that placed him on the disabled list after his June 26 start, but he certainly proved on Sunday afternoon that he can pitch without it, as he held the Reds to just two runs over six innings of work.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 15, 2007
CIN
Cincinnati (37-55)
Lost 2
NY Mets 5, Cincinnati 2   NYM
NY Mets (51-40)
Won 2
July 15, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 7 0
NY Mets
0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 X   5 8 1
Standings thru 7/15/07  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Mets Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF4000011.243
Hopper, RF3110110.270
Conine, 1B3010101.264
Phillips, 2B4021011.283
Dunn, LF4111013.256
Encarnacion, 3B3000102.261
Lopez, P, SS4010004.143
Ross, C3010023.190
Lohse, P2000021.161
  Gosling, P0000000.000
  Coffey, P0000000.000
  a-Moeller, PH1000001.167
  Burton, P0000000.000
  Coutlangus, P0000000.000
Totals312723817 

a-Grounded into a double play for Coffey in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Dunn (25, 4th inning off Perez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hopper; Conine; Phillips 2; Dunn 4; Lopez, P; Ross.
RBI: Dunn (59), Phillips (55).
2-out RBI: Dunn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ross 2; Lopez, P.
GIDP: Phillips; Moeller.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Encarnacion (6, 2nd base off Perez/Castro), Phillips (17, 3rd base off Perez/Castro).
CS: Hopper (4, 2nd base by Perez/Castro).
PO: Hopper (1st base by Perez).

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez, P-Phillips-Conine).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS3122101.308
Gotay, 2B4000012.337
Beltran, CF3000111.258
Wright, 3B4110022.295
Delgado, 1B2110201.245
Castro, C3121101.309
Newhan, LF4000006.200
Milledge, RF3012102.222
Perez, P2110001.267
  a-Easley, PH1000001.257
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  b-Valentin, PH1000003.240
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals305856421 

a-Flied out for Perez in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Heilman in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Castro (5, Lohse), Milledge (1, Lohse).
HR: Reyes (6, 5th inning off Lohse, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes 5; Wright; Delgado; Castro 3; Milledge 2; Perez.
RBI: Castro (18), Milledge 2 (5), Reyes 2 (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reyes; Wright.
GIDP: Valentin.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Reyes (13, 2nd base by Lohse/Ross).

FIELDING
E: Reyes (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Wright-Gotay-Delgado 2).
Pickoffs: Perez (Hopper at 1st base).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lohse (L, 5-11)4.26553314.68
Gosling 1.00001004.91
Coffey 0.10000004.79
Burton 1.12002104.22
Coutlangus 0.20000004.02
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 8-6)6.06223613.13
Feliciano (H, 10)1.01000002.36
Heilman (H, 8)1.00000203.65
Wagner (S, 20)1.00000001.52

WP: Burton.
IBB: Milledge (by Burton).
Pitches-strikes: Lohse 100-62, Gosling 17-8, Coffey 4-2, Burton 34-18, Coutlangus 4-3, Perez 95-62, Feliciano 6-4, Heilman 13-9, Wagner 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lohse 3-7, Gosling 2-1, Coffey 0-1, Burton 3-0, Coutlangus 2-0, Perez 3-8, Feliciano 2-1, Heilman 1-0, Wagner 1-2.
Batters faced: Lohse 22, Gosling 4, Coffey 1, Burton 8, Coutlangus 1, Perez 25, Feliciano 3, Heilman 3, Wagner 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Gosling 1-0, Coffey 1-0, Coutlangus 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, R to L.
T: 2:47.
Att: 52,186.

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