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Mets outlast Giants over 16 innings

MARATHON:The game lasted 5 hours and 26 minutes, the longest for the Giants this season, while in Baltimore, the Rangers beat the Orioles in a rematch of last year’s playoff


Anthony Recker of the New York Mets hits the ball that bobbled by Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants for an error in the 16th inning on Monday in San Francisco, California.

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Eric Young scored on shortstop Brandon Crawford’s fielding error with two outs in the 16th inning as the New York Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a National League game that ended early yesterday morning.

Young singled with one out and stole second. After he advanced to third on Daniel Murphy’s groundout, lefty Javier Lopez entered and intentionally walked David Wright.

Crawford could not handle pinch-hitter Anthony Recker’s grounder, allowing Young to score and handing New York its first win in a game that went at least 15 innings after losing its first three this season.

This one lasted 5 hours, 26 minutes. It was the longest game in time and innings the Giants had played this season.


In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John Lannan tossed four-hit ball over eight innings against his former team and Ben Revere had three hits as Philadelphia beat Washington.

Lannan (2-3) had four strikeouts in his longest outing in four years. The lefty registered 12 groundouts to beat the team he played for his first six seasons in the majors.

Jonathan Papelbon allowed two runs in a shaky ninth to earn his 19th save in 23 tries.

Dan Haren (4-10) came off the disabled list and took the loss after missing two weeks because of right shoulder inflammation. Haren allowed two runs and seven hits in five innings, striking out a season-high seven.

Revere and Jimmy Rollins, the 1-2 hitters in Philadelphia’s lineup were five-for-nine with three runs and one RBI.


In Phoenix, Arizona, Zack Greinke gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings as Los Angeles ended the Diamondbacks’ five-game winning streak.

Greinke (7-2) struck out seven and walked two in his fourth straight win. He also had a career-high three hits.

Hanley Ramirez singled three times to extend his career-best hitting streak to 19 games and was one of five Dodgers with an RBI.

Los Angeles, winner of 13 of 16, tied its season high with 17 hits — 16 of them singles.

Randall Delgado (1-3) allowed three runs and 11 hits in six innings.

Andre Ethier also had three hits as Los Angeles climbed within 3.5 games of the first-place Diamondbacks in the NL West division.

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Brewers 4, Reds 3

‧ Braves 7, Marlins 1, 14 Inns

‧ Rockies 4, Padres 2



Ian Kinsler capped a six-run sixth inning with a bases-loaded double as the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Monday in a rematch of last year’s American League wild-card playoff game.

The victory moved the Rangers 15 games over .500 (52-37) for the first time since May 25. It also improved their road record to 25-18, best in franchise history after 43 games.

Kinsler had four RBIs, including three in the sixth against former teammate Scott Feldman (0-1) when the Rangers turned a 3-2 deficit into an 8-3 lead.

Derek Holland (7-4) allowed five runs, three earned, and 10 hits in 6-2/3 innings for Texas. He struck out Matt Wieters and MLB home run leader Chris Davis three times apiece.


In Cleveland, Ohio, Max Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central division with a win over the second-place Indians.

Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers won three of four in the series and moved 3.5 games ahead in the division.

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