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Mets snap skid
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Mets 5, Red Sox 3
Johan Santana allowed three runs (two earned) and struck out eight. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com)
Johan Santana's steely reserve and a barrage of base hits helped the Mets overcome three errors at Fenway Park. Santana continually worked out of jams, stranding 10 Red Sox runners. Francisco Rodriguez finished the job and is now 12-for-12 in save chances.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (22-19)
Won 1
NY Mets 5, Boston 3   BOS
Boston (25-17)
Lost 1
May 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0   5 8 3
Boston
0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 1
Standings thru 5/22/09  |  Recap: NYM | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Red Sox stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Murphy, Dn, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .256
Church, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
  Pagan, RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400
Beltran, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .367
Sheffield, LF 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 .257
Wright, D, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .362
Reed, J, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .324
Santos, O, C 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .254
Martinez, R, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .063
Castillo, L, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .278
Totals 32 5 8 5 3 7 11  

BATTING
2B: Beltran (14, Matsuzaka).
HR: Sheffield (3, 2nd inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Santos, O; Wright, D; Martinez, R; Sheffield 4; Beltran 2; Castillo, L; Reed, J; Pagan.
RBI: Sheffield (9), Wright, D (29), Santos, O (13), Martinez, R (2), Pagan (1).
2-out RBI: Santos, O; Martinez, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo, L; Sheffield.
SAC: Pagan; Murphy, Dn.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pagan (2, 2nd base off Masterson/Varitek).
CS: Reed, J (1, 2nd base by Masterson/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Wright, D (7, fielding), Martinez, R 2 (4, fielding, throw).
DP: (Castillo, L-Martinez, R-Murphy, Dn).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .299
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .323
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .205
Youkilis, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .390
Bay, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .295
Drew, J, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .258
Lowell, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .288
Varitek, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .246
Lugo, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .274
Totals 35 3 7 2 1 9 19  

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (14, Santana, J), Lowell (14, Santana, J).
HR: Varitek (8, 2nd inning off Santana, J, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Lowell 2; Pedroia 3; Drew, J; Varitek 5.
RBI: Varitek 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Youkilis; Ellsbury 3.
GIDP: Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Pedroia (2, fielding).
DP: (Matsuzaka-Youkilis-Lowell).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, J (W, 6-2) 7.0 7 3 2 1 8 1 1.50
Parnell (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.86
Rodriguez, F (S, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.87
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (L, 0-2) 5.0 5 4 4 2 4 1 10.32
Masterson 3.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 4.47
Bard 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80

Game Scores: Santana, J 60, Matsuzaka 43.
HBP: Youkilis (by Santana, J).
Pitches-strikes: Santana, J 118-79, Parnell 11-7, Rodriguez, F 12-7, Matsuzaka 80-50, Masterson 42-28, Bard 11-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Santana, J 8-2, Parnell 1-1, Rodriguez, F 0-3, Matsuzaka 6-5, Masterson 3-1, Bard 1-0.
Batters faced: Santana, J 31, Parnell 3, Rodriguez, F 3, Matsuzaka 22, Masterson 12, Bard 3.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:50.
Att: 38,092.
Venue: Fenway Park.
May 22, 2009
May 22, 2009

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