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MLB Game Summary - NY Mets at Cleveland



(Sunday, September 8th)

Final Score: NY Mets 2, Cleveland 1

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Eric Young's ninth inning double broke a tie game and the New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Indians by notching a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

New York failed to score with the bases loaded in the eighth, but were able to break the 1-1 deadlock in the ninth off Chris Perez (5-3). Matt den Dekker singled to start the frame, moved to second on Anthony Recker's sac bunt, then came in to score on Young's extra-base hit into right.

Jason Giambi greeted LaTroy Hawkins in the last half of the ninth with a single. Mike Aviles came on to pinch run, but was thrown out by Recker trying to steal second base. Upset with the call, Aviles was ejected and Hawkins got Drew Stubbs to strike out to secure his eighth save.

Frank Francisco (1-0) made his first appearance of the season, inducing an inning-ending double play in the eighth when the Indians had the bases loaded.

Cleveland, which had a four-game win streak stopped, now sits two games back of Tampa Bay for the last wild card spot in the American League. The Rays defeated Seattle on Sunday.

"We took two out of three, we're still playing well here at home," said Indians reliever Joe Smith.

Daisuke Matsuzaka put forth his best outing in a Mets uniform, allowing one run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six while walking three against the team that cut him loose in August.

Justin Turner belted his second home run of the series when he blasted one deep into the left field seats to begin the fourth and stake New York to a 1-0 lead.

That was only run Indians starter Danny Salazar allowed. He struck out eight and allowed only four hits, but was pulled after throwing 80 pitches in four innings.

"You know, I don't know because I've never seen him pitch before," said Mets manager Terry Collins on why he thought Salazar was removed. "This is the first time I've ever seen him, but Terry (Francona) knows what he's doing."

Matsuzaka departed with the bases loaded, having allowed three straight Cleveland batters to reach with two out. Vic Black took over on the mound and promptly plunked Asdrubal Cabrera to force in a run, tying the game at 1-1.

Giambi, though, grounded out to leave three runners stranded. Cabrera then failed to come through in the eighth with the bases full, grounding into an inning ending double play.

Game Notes

The Mets had lost their last five interleague games ... New York's Juan Lagares went 0-for-4, ending a 12-game hitting streak ... Matsuzaka made 19 starts for Cleveland's Triple-A squad before requesting his release ... The Indians were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

09/08 20:17:00 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Half
CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
 
4th
MEM 68
UTA 74
 
4th
CHI 79
WAS 67
 
2nd
DEN 40
MIL 45
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
2nd
NILL 59
WMICH 56
 
2nd
ILLCH 58
WRST 57
 
Half
MIZZ 30
AUB 30
 
1st
UGA 24
KENT 23
 
Half
NW 27
MICH 34
 
Half
CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
Half
UF 26
TEXAM 23
 
1st
KU 22
WVU 36
 
1st
CREI 19
VILL 12
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
 
3rd
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 2
 
2nd Intermission
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
1st Intermission
ARI 0
ANA 1
 
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