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Mets tie Phils on top
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Mets 10, Reds 8
Johan Santana exited after four innings and was not involved in the decision. (AP)
Staring down a streak-ending loss, the Mets rallied to keep the chain unbroken. David Wright hit a two-run homer, Carlos Delgado contributed an RBI single and Fernando Tatis added the finishing touches with an RBI double. The win ties the Mets with the Phils atop the NL East.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (52-44)
Won 10
NY Mets 10, Cincinnati 8   CIN
Cincinnati (46-51)
Lost 2
July 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 4   10 14 1
Cincinnati
0 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 0   8 12 1
Standings thru 7/17/08  |  Recap: NYM | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Reds stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, J, SS5000022.298
Chavez, RF3000012.265
  Muniz, P0000000.000
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  b-Anderson, PH1010000.200
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  Schoeneweis, P0000000.000
  Sanchez, P0000000.000
  c-Reyes, A, PH-2B1110000.316
Wright, 3B5124011.284
Beltran, CF4210112.267
Easley, 2B5120011.289
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Delgado, 1B4233111.254
Tatis, LF-RF4133110.306
Schneider, C3100114.250
  d-Castro, PH-C1000012.282
Santana, P1000000.128
  a-Evans, PH-LF4110014.229
Totals4110141041119 

a-Singled for Santana in the 5th. b-Singled for Feliciano in the 7th. c-Singled for Sanchez in the 9th. d-Struck out for Schneider in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tatis (6, Cordero).
HR: Delgado (18, 4th inning off Cueto, 1 on, 2 out), Tatis (5, 6th inning off Cueto, 1 on, 1 out), Wright (18, 9th inning off Cordero, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Anderson; Reyes, A; Wright 5; Beltran; Easley 2; Delgado 6; Tatis 7; Evans.
RBI: Delgado 3 (55), Wright 4 (74), Tatis 3 (22).
2-out RBI: Delgado 2; Wright 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schneider; Evans 3.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Muniz (1, pickoff).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bruce, CF-LF5111032.268
Keppinger, SS5022000.297
Griffey Jr., RF5010003.234
Phillips, B, 2B5010001.279
Dunn, LF4111112.228
  Patterson, CF0000000.191
Encarnacion, 3B5231001.265
Votto, 1B4110123.279
Ross, C2200310.257
Cueto, P2100005.036
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
  a-Phillips, A, PH1010000.176
  Lincoln, P0000000.000
  b-Valentin, PH1013000.239
  Weathers, P0000000.000
  Cordero, P0000000.000
  Bray, P0000000.000
Totals3981285717 

a-Singled for Affeldt in the 6th. b-Doubled for Lincoln in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Bruce (9, Santana), Encarnacion (20, Heilman), Valentin (7, Schoeneweis), Griffey Jr. (17, Sanchez).
3B: Keppinger (2, Santana).
HR: Dunn (27, 4th inning off Santana, 0 on, 1 out), Encarnacion (16, 4th inning off Santana, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bruce 2; Keppinger 4; Griffey Jr. 2; Phillips, B; Dunn 4; Encarnacion 7; Votto; Phillips, A; Valentin 2.
RBI: Dunn (60), Encarnacion (36), Bruce (22), Keppinger 2 (24), Valentin 3 (10).
2-out RBI: Bruce; Keppinger 2; Valentin 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cueto 2; Griffey Jr. 2; Bruce; Dunn.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Phillips, B (4, throw).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 4.06553223.10
Muniz 1.12000204.41
Feliciano (H, 11)0.21000102.80
Heilman (H, 12)0.21332004.97
Schoeneweis (BS, 2)0.11000102.63
Sanchez (W, 4-1)1.01000103.48
Wagner (S, 23)1.00000002.25
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cueto 5.16663624.92
Affeldt 0.20000103.86
Lincoln 1.01000003.80
Weathers (H, 11)1.01001203.60
Cordero (BS, 5)(L, 4-2)0.16440113.12
Bray 0.20000102.79

IBB: Votto (by Heilman).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 92-58, Muniz 26-14, Feliciano 11-8, Heilman 19-8, Schoeneweis 11-7, Sanchez 13-9, Wagner 8-6, Cueto 93-59, Affeldt 9-6, Lincoln 18-13, Weathers 25-13, Cordero 26-18, Bray 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 3-7, Muniz 1-1, Feliciano 0-1, Heilman 2-0, Schoeneweis 0-0, Sanchez 0-2, Wagner 2-1, Cueto 3-7, Affeldt 0-1, Lincoln 2-1, Weathers 1-0, Cordero 0-0, Bray 1-0.
Batters faced: Santana 21, Muniz 6, Feliciano 3, Heilman 5, Schoeneweis 2, Sanchez 4, Wagner 3, Cueto 25, Affeldt 2, Lincoln 4, Weathers 5, Cordero 7, Bray 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliciano 1-0, Schoeneweis 3-3, Bray 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:43.
Att: 23,681.

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