Santana, Beltran Boost Mets in First Game of Twin Bill

By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 7:32 PM CDT
New York Mets' Carlos Beltran follows through on the three-run triple against the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning of the first game on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Shea Stadium in New York.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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(Newser) – Carlos Beltran hit a bases-loaded triple and drove in five runs to back Johan Santana's first home victory for the Mets, and New York beat Cincinnati 12-6 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Carlos Delgado and Brian Schneider hit New York's first back-to-back homers this season, helping the Mets score 12 runs for the second consecutive game.

David Wright broke out of a 1-for-13 slump with two hits and three runs. Moises Alou had two RBIs and the Mets began a seven-game homestand against last-place teams with an all-around offensive effort despite being outhit by the Reds 15-12. Ken Griffey Jr. went 2-for-5, missing his 598th home run by inches in the eighth inning.