Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Eric Stults combined with five San Diego
relievers on a five-hitter as the Padres finally cooled off the New York Mets'
hot bats with a 2-1 victory at Citi Field.
The Mets pasted San Diego pitching for 19 runs in winning the first two tests
of this season-opening series, but managed just three hits off Stults (1-0)
during a five-inning stint in which the left-hander racked up seven of the
Padres' 14 strikeouts.
Luke Gregerson fanned three more over 1 1/3 hitless innings later on before
giving way to Huston Street, who served up a solo home run to John Buck to
open the bottom of the ninth before recording the final three outs to earn the
Jedd Gyorko put the Padres ahead with an RBI double in the fourth inning, with
Yonder Alonso finishing 2-for-4 in the win.
Justin Turner accounted for three of the Mets' five hits, while Dillon Gee
(0-1) yielded just one run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a hard-luck
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