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Floodgates open in ninth
Mets 6, Marlins 2
Orlando Hernandez allowed just two hits over six shutout innings on Friday. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
With rehabbing ace Pedro Martinez looking on, Orlando Hernandez threw six shutout innings but departed a scoreless game. After the Mets and Marlins traded runs in the eighth, New York broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the ninth inning to roll to victory in the series opener in Miami.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 25, 2007
NYM
NY Mets (30-17)
Won 1
NY Mets 6, Florida 2   FLA
Florida (23-25)
Lost 1
May 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5   6 12 0
Florida
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 5 2
Standings thru 5/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Marlins Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4111120.311
Chavez, LF5011022.324
Beltran, CF5012020.298
Wright, 3B4010112.267
Delgado, 1B3020101.224
  1-Gomez, PR-RF1100003.263
Lo Duca, C5040003.329
Green, RF4111014.314
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Easley, 2B3110101.274
Hernandez, P2000011.267
  Smith, P0000000.000
  a-Newhan, PH1100001.161
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  b-Franco, PH-1B1100003.167
Totals3861254921 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Smith in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Heilman in the 9th.
1-Ran for Delgado in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran (12, Miller).
TB: Reyes; Chavez; Beltran 2; Wright; Delgado 2; Lo Duca 4; Green; Easley.
RBI: Green (22), Reyes (24), Chavez (11), Beltran 2 (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wright; Lo Duca 2.
GIDP: Green.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez (2, 2nd base off Pinto/Olivo).

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Amezaga, CF3021000.238
Uggla, 2B4000014.259
Ramirez, SS4000011.337
Cabrera, 3B4111021.314
Willingham, LF3000100.278
Hermida, RF3000020.275
  b-Wood, PH1000011.216
Olivo, C4120010.230
Boone, 1B3000002.276
Mitre, P2000010.154
  Lindstrom, P0000000.000
  a-Linden, PH0000100.197
  Pinto, P0000000.000
  Miller, P0000000.000
  Messenger, P0000000.000
Totals31252299 

a-Walked for Lindstrom in the 8th. b-Struck out for Hermida in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Olivo (3, Heilman).
HR: Cabrera (9, 9th inning off Wagner, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Amezaga 2; Cabrera 4; Olivo 4.
RBI: Amezaga (10), Cabrera (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Uggla; Boone.
SF: Amezaga.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Amezaga (3, 2nd base off Hernandez/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
E: Uggla (3, fielding), Ramirez (9, throw).
Outfield assists: Amezaga (Lo Duca at 3rd base), Willingham (Delgado at 2nd base).
DP: (Uggla-Ramirez-Boone).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez 6.02000402.13
Smith 1.00000101.31
Heilman (BS, 2)(W, 5-2)1.01111203.43
Wagner 1.02111211.29
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mitre 7.28101801.89
Lindstrom 0.10000103.86
Pinto (L, 0-2)0.01442004.37
Miller 0.13111003.00
Messenger 0.20000003.38

Pinto pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.

HBP: Boone (by Heilman).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 87-57, Smith 12-7, Heilman 23-13, Wagner 32-22, Mitre 118-75, Lindstrom 10-6, Pinto 22-9, Miller 15-8, Messenger 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 8-6, Smith 2-0, Heilman 0-1, Wagner 0-1, Mitre 12-1, Lindstrom 0-0, Pinto 0-0, Miller 1-0, Messenger 0-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez 20, Smith 3, Heilman 6, Wagner 6, Mitre 29, Lindstrom 2, Pinto 4, Miller 5, Messenger 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Lindstrom 2-1, Miller 3-3, Messenger 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 19 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 24,278.

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