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Beltran's shot the difference
Mets 1, Nationals 0
John Maine struck out a career-high eight batters while improving to 4-0. (Nick Wass/AP)
 Wagner closes it out
 Beltran unties the score
Starter John Maine was nearly untouchable for the Mets, and although the Mets' bats were mostly quiet, Carlos Beltran's sixth-inning solo home run provided enough of a cushion for the bullpen to preserve a narrow victory over the Nationals on Sunday, resulting in a series victory.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 29, 2007
CHC
STL
PPD
NYM
NY Mets (15-8)
Won 2
NY Mets 1, Washington 0   WSH
Washington (8-17)
Lost 2
April 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 3 0
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Standings thru 4/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Nationals Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS3010100.343
Wright, 3B2000221.259
Beltran, CF3111002.333
Alou, LF4000002.349
Green, RF4010012.360
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Franco, 1B3000101.222
Castro, C4000032.240
Easley, 2B3000000.263
Maine, P2000000.167
  a-Newhan, PH1000000.167
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  Schoeneweis, P0000000.000
  Chavez, RF0000000.389
Totals291314610 

a-Lined out for Maine in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Beltran (5, 6th inning off Bergmann, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Reyes; Beltran 4; Green.
RBI: Beltran (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green 2; Beltran; Castro.
S: Beltran.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes 2 (16, 2nd base off Bergmann/Flores, 2nd base off Bergmann/Flores).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS5010002.276
Belliard, 2B4030000.309
Zimmerman, 3B4000025.236
Young, 1B4000033.250
Kearns, RF3010100.274
Church, CF2000203.282
Flores, C4010003.211
Snelling, LF2000122.208
  b-Wilson, PH1000011.067
Bergmann, P2000011.100
  a-Fick, PH1000012.125
  Bowie, P0000000.000
  Colome, P0000000.000
  c-Restovich, PH1000001.167
Totals3306041023 

a-Struck out for Bergmann in the 7th. b-Struck out for Snelling in the 9th. c-Popped out for Colome in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kearns (9, Maine).
TB: Lopez; Belliard 3; Kearns 2; Flores.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Flores; Zimmerman; Fick; Church 2.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Church (2, 2nd base off Maine/Castro).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maine (W, 4-0)7.03003801.35
Heilman (H, 3)0.22001103.00
Schoeneweis (H, 5)0.10000002.08
Wagner (S, 4)1.01000100.82
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bergmann (L, 0-2)7.02113612.79
Bowie 1.00001003.00
Colome 1.01000002.45

Pitches-strikes: Maine 106-66, Heilman 18-12, Schoeneweis 2-1, Wagner 11-8, Bergmann 88-50, Bowie 19-10, Colome 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maine 6-7, Heilman 0-1, Schoeneweis 1-0, Wagner 0-2, Bergmann 7-8, Bowie 0-3, Colome 3-0.
Batters faced: Maine 27, Heilman 5, Schoeneweis 1, Wagner 4, Bergmann 26, Bowie 4, Colome 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Schoeneweis 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:41.
Att: 27,361.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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