Carlos Delgado holds up the ball after doubling off Edwin Encarnacion in the second. (AP)
By Marty Noble / MLB.com
Daniel Murphy homered and drove in two runs, Johan Santana held the Reds to a lone run in 5 2/3 innings and the new-look bullpen got it done, as the Mets kept up their strong record in openers. Santana has won his past three Opening Day starts.
BATTING 2B: Castillo, L (1, Herrera). HR: Murphy, Dn (1, 5th inning off Harang, 0 on, 1 out). TB:
Reyes, Js; Murphy, Dn 4; Wright, D; Delgado 2; Beltran; Church 2; Castillo, L 2. RBI: Murphy, Dn 2 (2). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltran; Santana, J 3; Church; Delgado 2. Team RISP: 1-for-12. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Reyes, Js (1, 2nd base off Harang/Hernandez, Ra), Church (1, 2nd
base off Harang/Hernandez, Ra). CS: Wright, D (1, 2nd base by Cordero/Hernandez, Ra). PO: Wright, D
(1st base by Cordero).
FIELDING E: Beltran (1, throw). Outfield assists: Church (Encarnacion
at 1st base). DP: (Church-Delgado).
a-Struck out for Harang in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Rhodes in the 7th. c-Walked for McDonald, D in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Bruce (1, Santana, J). TB: McDonald, D; Votto; Bruce 2. RBI: Phillips,
B (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bruce; Hernandez, Ra; Encarnacion. SF: Phillips, B. Team
RISP: 0-for-4. Team LOB: 6.
FIELDING E: McDonald, D (1, fielding). Outfield
assists: Bruce (Wright, D at home). Pickoffs: Cordero (Wright, D at 1st base).
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