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Mets' early lead evaporates
Dodgers 8, Mets 6
David Wright is greeted by Carlos Beltran after his homer in the third. (Matt Sayles/AP)
The Mets jumped out to a 4-0 lead, highlighted by David Wright's two-run homer in the third inning. But Jorge Sosa unraveled in the fourth, allowing five of his six runs in the frame, and New York didn't score again until Carlos Beltran's homer in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 21, 2007
NYM
NY Mets (54-43)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 8, NY Mets 6   LAD
LA Dodgers (55-43)
Won 1
July 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0   6 8 1
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 5 0 2 0 0 X   8 11 1
Standings thru 7/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Dodgers Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4000000.301
Gotay, 2B4110020.350
Beltran, CF4222000.263
Wright, 3B3212120.296
Delgado, 1B4110010.251
Castro, C3011010.315
Anderson, LF3000112.243
Milledge, RF4021011.176
Sosa, P1000001.143
  a-Ambres, PH1000000.000
  Schoeneweis, P0000000.000
  Smith, P0000000.000
  b-Lo Duca, PH1000002.265
  Mota, P0000000.000
Totals32686286 

a-Flied out for Sosa in the 5th. b-Grounded into a double play for Smith in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Wright (18, 3rd inning off Penny, 1 on, 2 out), Beltran (19, 8th inning off Beimel, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Gotay; Beltran 5; Wright 4; Delgado; Castro; Milledge 2.
RBI: Castro (21), Milledge (7), Wright 2 (59), Beltran 2 (61).
2-out RBI: Milledge; Wright 2.
SF: Castro.
GIDP: Milledge; Lo Duca.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Gotay (3, throw).

 
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS5220011.283
Pierre, CF4022000.290
Martin, C4001003.307
Kent, 2B4010000.284
  Beimel, P0000000.000
  Garciaparra, 3B0000000.276
Loney, 1B4110002.365
Betemit, 3B2110200.242
  Broxton, P0000000.000
Ethier, LF4111012.298
Kemp, RF4223020.381
Penny, P2110000.263
  Martinez, 2B1000000.151
Totals348117248 

BATTING
2B: Penny (4, Sosa), Furcal (18, Sosa), Pierre (15, Sosa).
HR: Kemp (6, 4th inning off Sosa, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Furcal 3; Pierre 3; Kent; Loney; Betemit; Ethier; Kemp 5; Penny 2.
RBI: Pierre 2 (25), Ethier (42), Kemp 3 (23), Martin (65).
2-out RBI: Pierre 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martin; Loney.
S: Penny.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Ethier (5, throw).
DP: 2 (Kent-Furcal-Loney, Furcal-Loney).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa (L, 7-5)4.08661114.36
Schoeneweis 1.12221105.21
Smith 0.21000002.82
Mota 2.00000205.53
 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Penny (W, 12-1)6.16432512.42
Beimel (H, 10)1.02220013.98
Broxton (S, 2)1.20000302.49

WP: Penny.
HBP: Pierre (by Schoeneweis).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 74-47, Schoeneweis 27-18, Smith 11-7, Mota 22-17, Penny 111-72, Beimel 19-13, Broxton 18-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sosa 1-10, Schoeneweis 1-2, Smith 1-1, Mota 1-3, Penny 6-8, Beimel 3-0, Broxton 1-1.
Batters faced: Sosa 21, Schoeneweis 8, Smith 3, Mota 6, Penny 26, Beimel 4, Broxton 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith 3-2, Beimel 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 49,124.

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