May 30, 2007


Reyes, Delgado help Mets win


Associated Press/Ed Betz
New York Mets’ Carlos Delgado, right center, is mobbed by teammates after a walk-off home run Tuesday.

By The Associated Press
Jose Reyes’ frenetic footwork got the New York Mets’ rally going, and Carlos Delgado finished it off.
Moments after Reyes provoked Armando Benitez into his second balk of the 12th inning, Carlos Delgado hit his second homer of the game to lift the Mets to a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
“I just tried to put some pressure on him,” Reyes said, “and it worked.”
With the ballpark still buzzing after Reyes trotted home with the tying run, Delgado’s shot gave the Mets their fourth straight win. The NL East leaders posted their 15th come-from-behind victory.
“We’re good at it,” Delgado said.
Minus Barry Bonds from the starting lineup, the Giants dropped their fourth in a row.
“That’s a tough one to lose,” manager Bruce Bochy said.
After Omar Vizquel barely beat Delgado’s throw home to put San Francisco ahead 4-3 in the top of the 12th, the Mets rallied.
Reyes drew a leadoff walk from Benitez (0-3) and moved up on a balk. A sacrifice by Endy Chavez moved Reyes to third, and he stayed there when Carlos Beltran grounded out.
Reyes then began dancing down the third-base line. Suddenly, Benitez seemed to break his hands apart and Reyes was waved home by a couple of the umpires.
Joe Smith (2-0) got the win despite giving up the go-ahead run.
Rockies 8, Cardinals 3: Yorvit Torrealba hit a grand slam and Rodrigo Lopez struck out a season-high seven in six innings as host Colorado extended its winning streak to seven games for the first time since Sept. 6-12, 1998.
Lopez (2-0), who was activated from the disabled list before the game, had been out since April 19 with right elbow inflammation.
Brewers 5, Braves 4: Ben Sheets brushed off a poor first inning to get the win and Prince Fielder hit his NL-leading 17th homer to help host Milwaukee snap a six-game losing streak.
Atlanta starter John Smoltz left after giving up three runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings. He hurt his shoulder while warming up for the inning and re-injured his right pinkie finger in his previous at-bat. The Braves said he was removed as a precaution.
Diamondbacks 11, Phillies 5: Orlando Hudson had four hits and drove in four runs, Micah Owings (4-1) pitched five effective innings, and visiting Arizona extended its winning streak to six.
Arizona got five runs off starter Jon Lieber (2-3) in the second inning and five unearned runs off Geoff Geary in the eighth.
Marlins 9, Cubs 4: Jeremy Hermida hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning and Josh Willingham added a three-run double in the eighth for visiting Florida.
Dontrelle Willis (7-3) worked seven innings for the Marlins, allowing four runs and seven hits.
Dodgers 10, Nationals 0: Brad Penny gave up four singles over 6 1-3 innings and Juan Pierre had a career-high four extra-base hits for visiting Los Angeles.
Pirates 4, Padres 1: Tom Gorzelanny scattered seven hits over seven innings for host Pittsburgh, which won for the fourth time in five games.
Gorzelanny (6-3), who gave up one run, entered the game third in the NL with a 2.51 ERA. He lowered that to 2.39. Salomon Torres pitched the ninth for his 12th save.
Reds 2, Astros 1: Scott Hatteberg hit a solo homer in the eighth and Matt Belisle struck out a career-high eight as visiting Cincinnati handed Houston its ninth consecutive loss.
Belisle (5-4) pitched 7 2-3 innings, allowing two hits after Adam Everett’s RBI triple in the second. Adam Dunn had a sacrifice fly for the Reds, who won for the third time in their last 12 road games.




Indians no-hit as season ends

ELMIRA — Morgan Beschler made sure Elmira Heights Edison had no trouble advancing into the Section 4 Class C semifinal round Tuesday.
The Spartan hurler tossed a no-hitter as Edison eliminated ninth-seed Groton Central 16-1. The top-seed and IAC champions improve to 23-1 with the victory. Beschler pitched the no-hitter with four strikeouts.
“They are 23-1 for a reason,” said Groton coach John D’Antonio. “They have no weaknesses. Edison has good pitching. They hit the ball and they play good defense.”
Morgan Engelbert paced the Edison offense as she went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs while Brittany Storch was 2-for-3 with a  triple and three RBIs. Angella Hooey added a double and two RBIs.
Despite falling in the quarterfinal round, 2007 will be looked at as successful for Groton Central girls. The Indians finish the season at 11-10 overall with a first-round tournament win, their first in nearly 10 years.
“I know we wanted to play better against Edison,” D’Antonio said. “This was a very positive step for our program and I think it really was a very encouraging season overall.”