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Manuel gets first win
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Mets 5, Angels 4
Damion Easley's solo homer in the 10th was the game-winner. (Stephen Dunn/Getty)
It wasn't easy, but Jerry Manuel picked up his first win as the Mets manager when Jose Reyes scored his third run of the contest in the ninth on David Wright's game-tying RBI single and Damion Easley hit the go-ahead homer in the 10th to give the club the series win.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (35-36)
Won 1
NY Mets 5, LA Angels 4   LAA
LA Angels (43-30)
Lost 1
June 18, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
NY Mets
1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1   5 11 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   4 10 1
Standings thru 6/18/08  |  Recap: NYM | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Angels stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5330002.297
Anderson, 1B2011001.200
  a-Tatis, PH-1B2000011.231
Wright, 3B5022011.278
Beltran, CF3000212.271
Delgado, DH5111002.237
Nixon, LF5000020.167
Easley, 2B4121100.254
Chavez, RF4020001.238
Castro, C3000112.262
Totals3851154612 

a-Lined out for Anderson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Chavez (5, Garland), Easley (7, Shields).
3B: Reyes (6, Garland).
HR: Delgado (10, 4th inning off Garland, 0 on, 0 out), Easley (2, 10th inning off Speier, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Reyes 5; Anderson; Wright 2; Delgado 4; Easley 6; Chavez 3.
RBI: Wright 2 (54), Anderson (6), Delgado (33), Easley (14).
2-out RBI: Wright; Easley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reyes; Castro; Chavez.
S: Chavez.
SF: Anderson.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes (26, 2nd base off Garland/Mathis).
CS: Anderson (1, 2nd base by Garland/Mathis).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wright-Castro-Easley-Reyes-Wright, Easley-Reyes-Anderson).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B5120011.306
Willits, LF3100211.167
Kendrick, 2B5110012.311
Guerrero, DH5022001.279
Hunter, CF5121011.275
Matthews, RF4010002.244
Quinlan, 1B2000104.282
  Kotchman, 1B1000000.300
Mathis, C4011021.228
Aybar, SS4010002.269
Totals3841043615 

BATTING
TB: Figgins 2; Kendrick; Guerrero 2; Hunter 2; Matthews; Mathis; Aybar.
RBI: Mathis (17), Guerrero 2 (37), Hunter (37).
2-out RBI: Mathis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar.
GIDP: Figgins.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Mathis (6, throw).
DP: (Mathis-Kendrick).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez 6.09443205.06
Smith 1.01000203.67
Schoeneweis 1.00000002.43
Sanchez (W, 3-0)1.00000104.55
Wagner (S, 16)1.00000102.10
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland 6.06324314.06
Oliver (H, 8)0.10000002.94
Arredondo (H, 6)0.21000101.88
Shields (H, 13)1.01000002.57
Rodriguez, F (BS, 2)1.02110102.25
Speier (L, 0-4)1.01110115.08

WP: Rodriguez, F.
Pitches-strikes: Perez 104-69, Smith 24-18, Schoeneweis 10-6, Sanchez 12-7, Wagner 9-6, Garland 104-68, Oliver 4-2, Arredondo 11-7, Shields 11-10, Rodriguez, F 21-15, Speier 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Perez 4-11, Smith 1-0, Schoeneweis 2-1, Sanchez 2-0, Wagner 1-1, Garland 6-8, Oliver 0-1, Arredondo 0-1, Shields 3-0, Rodriguez, F 0-2, Speier 2-0.
Batters faced: Perez 28, Smith 4, Schoeneweis 3, Sanchez 3, Wagner 3, Garland 27, Oliver 1, Arredondo 3, Shields 4, Rodriguez, F 5, Speier 4.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 43,138.

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