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All-Star Idols: Wacky Voting Fills Final Slots

Hart, Longoria are in after crazy campaigns by fans

(Newser) - With one spot left in each league after the All-Star rosters were populated last week, it was time for America to do what it does best: inspire local fans to vote dozens, even hundreds of times. Milwaukee plastered hearts everywhere, Yankees fans slapped on fake mustaches, and Philadelphia staged a... More »

Santana, Beltran Boost Mets in First Game of Twin Bill

(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... More »

Three-Run Ninth Leads Mets Over Diamondbacks

Santana and Haren duke it out; neither gets the win or loss

(Newser) - First baseman Conor Jackson's ninth inning throwing error allowed Carlos Beltran to score the go-ahead run from second and the New York Mets went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 yesterday. The Mets won at Arizona for the 15th time in 17 tries and handed the Diamondbacks' just their... More »

Reyes Nearly Hits for Cycle in Mets Win

He's thrown out at home trying to stretch a triple into a homer

(Newser) - Jose Reyes had four hits and was thrown out at the plate in the eighth inning while trying to complete the cycle with an inside-the-park homer, leading the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Friday. He motored around the bases after hitting a long drive off the center-field... More »

Wright's 11th-Inning Hit Gives Mets 5-4 Win

Mets have now won three straight

(Newser) - David Wright hit a single over a pulled in outfield with the bases loaded in the 11th inning, giving New York a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night after the Mets' bullpen wasted a two-hit performance by Johan Santana. Endy Chavez singled off John Van Benschoten (0-1), Pittsburgh's... More »

Maine, Mets Hold On for Win Over Braves

Beltran's two-run double sparks four-run third inning

(Newser) - Carlos Beltran hit a two-run double in the Mets' four-run third inning, and New York held on for a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves today. John Maine pitched five effective innings and David Wright snapped out of a slump with two hits for the Mets. Atlanta dropped to 0-8... More »

Reyes Homers to Lift Mets Past Phillies

Perez gets win as NY takes fourth straight from Philadelphia

(Newser) - Oliver Perez pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 yesterday. David Wright had a two-run double for the Mets, who won their fourth straight against Philadelphia after losing nine in a row over two seasons. Each... More »

Santana Leads Mets Over Phillies 6-4

Wright finishes a home run short of the cycle for the winners

(Newser) - Johan Santana struck out 10 over seven innings, David Wright fell a homer short of the cycle and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday. Santana (2-2) allowed three runs and four hits, outpitching Cole Hamels in a matchup of two of the best left-handers in... More »

Wright Place, Wright Time for Mets

Pelfrey, bullpen blank Nationals; NY slugger gets 5 RBI

(Newser) - David Wright homered and drove in five runs, Jose Reyes returned to the lineup with four hits and the New York Mets beat the struggling Washington Nationals 6-0 Tuesday night behind Mike Pelfrey's strong pitching performance. Pelfrey (2-0) pitched a career-high seven innings in his 19th major league start, his... More »

Redemption: Mets Blow Out Phils

Four errors doom Philadelphia in Queens

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies fell apart without Jimmy Rollins. Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets' injury-riddled pitching staff an encouraging boost, and the Phillies played a painfully sloppy game without their MVP shortstop in New York's 8-2 victory Wednesday night. The Mets ended a nine-game losing streak to Philadelphia, taking advantage of... More »

New Met Santana Aces Up in Debut

Mets extract revenge against team that knocked them out of playoffs in '07

(Newser) - Johan Santana provided the kind of starting pitching the Mets paid $137.5 million for, throwing seven strong innings and striking out eight in a victorious debut, 7-2 over Florida. David Wright's bases-loaded double during a six-run fourth inning provided all the offense the ace lefty would need, writes the ... More »

Mets Tailspin Brings Tie With Phillies

Plus tie with Rockies, one back of Padres, as wild weekend looms

(Newser) - A start by ace Pedro Martinez was not enough to stall the Mets' meltdown, as Joel Pineiro and Jason Isringhausen of the Cardinals combined on a 3-0 shutout. With the Phillies beating Atlanta, New York dropped into a tie for the NL East lead after leading the division since mid-May.... More »

He's Ba-a-ack

Pedro notches 3000th strikeout, lasts five innings in 10-4 win over Reds

(Newser) - Eleven months after rotator cuff surgery, Pedro Martinez became the 15th pitcher in MLB history to record 3,000 strikeouts, scoring a win over Cincinnati in his first major-league start of 2007. The wily vet allowed three runs, two earned, in five innings on 76 pitches, and had made just... More »

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