Oliver Perez struck out eight batters over seven solid innings. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com
Carlos Beltran was the early catalyst for the Mets, driving in a run and scoring on an error to give Oliver Perez all the support he would need. Perez settled down after the first and aided his own cause with a two-run single in the sixth to seal victory.
BATTING HR: Hamilton (18, 1st inning off Perez, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Hamilton 5; Feldman. RBI: Hamilton (72). 2-out RBI: Hamilton. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy 2. GIDP: Young. Team LOB: 6.
FIELDING E: Duran (3, throw), Shelton (3, fielding). DP: (Young-Kinsler-Shelton).
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