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Fish skip past Mets for skipper
Benson solid, but Mets fall
Kris Benson retired the first 11 batters he faced, but after Victor Diaz lost the ball in the lights for a Miguel Cabrera double, Benson allowed a two-run homer to Carlos Delgado. With the Mets leading in the seventh, newly acquired Shingo Takatsu allowed a three-run double to Cabrera.
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Marlins 5, Mets 4
Marlins manager Jack McKeon (center) celebrates his 1,000th win with team owner Jeffrey Loria (left) and president David Samson. (Robert Vigon/Florida Marlins)
Series at a glance:
McKeon earns 1,000th win
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run double just over Cliff Floyd in left field to put the Marlins up in the seventh inning. Guillermo Mota pitched a scoreless eighth and Todd Jones allowed two singles in the ninth before notching his 34th save, preserving Jack McKeon's 1,000th managerial victory.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 03, 2005
NYM
NY Mets (69-66)
Lost 4
Florida 5, NY Mets 4   FLA
Florida (72-63)
Won 2
September 3, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0   4 9 0
Florida
0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 X   5 7 1
Standings through 9/3/05  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Marlins Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4110112.277
Cairo, 2B4011022.246
Beltran, CF4110102.265
Floyd, LF4112000.278
Wright, 3B4020010.314
Mientkiewicz, 1B4110001.246
Castro, C2010211.266
Diaz, RF4011022.265
Benson, P2000122.225
Padilla, P0000000.000
Takatsu, P0000000.000
a-Anderson, PH1000010.262
Totals3349451012 

a-Struck out for Takatsu in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran (28, Beckett).
HR: Floyd (28, 4th inning off Beckett, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes; Cairo; Beltran 2; Floyd 4; Wright 2; Mientkiewicz; Castro; Diaz.
RBI: Floyd 2 (82), Cairo (15), Diaz (30).
2-out RBI: Diaz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cairo 2; Benson; Castro; Beltran.
SF: Cairo.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes (48, 2nd base off Beckett/Lo Duca).
CS: Beltran (4, 2nd base by Beckett/Lo Duca), Wright (7, 2nd base by Alfonseca/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
PB: Castro (2).

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4000005.266
Castillo, 2B3100103.297
Cabrera, LF4123010.329
Delgado, 1B3122100.293
Mota, P0000000.000
Jones, P0000000.500
Encarnacion, RF4000013.296
Lo Duca, C4000001.297
Lowell, 3B3110100.235
Gonzalez, SS4010001.266
Beckett, P1000000.118
a-Hermida, PH00001001.000
Alfonseca, P0000000.000
Villone, P0000000.000
b-Harris, PH1110000.305
Conine, 1B0000000.307
Totals315754213 

a-Walked for Beckett in the 5th. b-Singled for Villone in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera 2 (39, Benson, Takatsu).
HR: Delgado (27, 4th inning off Benson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera 4; Delgado 5; Lowell; Gonzalez; Harris.
RBI: Delgado 2 (97), Cabrera 3 (97).
2-out RBI: Delgado 2; Cabrera 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo 2; Lo Duca; Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Lo Duca (8, throw).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Benson 6.16442113.99
Padilla (H, 2)(L, 1-1)0.10111002.25
Takatsu (BS, 2)1.11001105.70
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett 5.03324713.62
Alfonseca 1.03111104.05
Villone (W, 3-5)1.00000003.23
Mota (H, 13)1.01000104.18
Jones (S, 34)1.02000101.17

IBB: Delgado (by Takatsu).
Pitches-strikes: Benson 105-65, Padilla 7-2, Takatsu 24-13, Beckett 98-54, Alfonseca 27-15, Villone 8-5, Mota 14-9, Jones 16-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Benson 7-11, Padilla 0-1, Takatsu 0-3, Beckett 2-5, Alfonseca 1-0, Villone 0-3, Mota 2-0, Jones 2-0.
Batters faced: Benson 27, Padilla 2, Takatsu 6, Beckett 21, Alfonseca 6, Villone 3, Mota 4, Jones 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Padilla 2-0, Takatsu 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:57 (:27 delay).
Att: 37,336.

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