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Giants 2, Mets 0
Bengie Molina cracks a run-scoring single in the first inning. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
The Giants won for the first time since the last game Matt Cain started, with the right-hander hurling six shutout innings and smacking an RBI single after the second of three balks by Mets starter Mike Pelfrey. Pablo Sandoval and Bengie Molina combined for the other run.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (21-16)
Lost 1
San Francisco 2, NY Mets 0   SF
San Francisco (19-18)
Won 1
May 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
San Francisco
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 5/17/09  |  Recap: NYM | SF  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Giants stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cora, SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  Tatis, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .308
Castillo, L, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .291
Beltran, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .378
Sheffield, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .254
Wright, D, 3B 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 .352
Murphy, Dn, LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .271
  b-Pagan, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Santos, O, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .264
Reed, J, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .357
Pelfrey, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .077
  a-Church, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263
  Takahashi, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Castro, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Totals 28 0 5 0 7 5 20  

a-Struck out for Pelfrey in the 7th. b-Grounded into a double play for Murphy, Dn in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Green, S in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cora (4, Cain, M), Beltran (11, Affeldt).
TB: Santos, O; Wright, D; Cora 2; Beltran 2; Reed, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sheffield 2; Pelfrey 2.
SAC: Castillo, L.
GIDP: Reed, J, Pagan.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Wright, D (7, 2nd base by Cain, M/Molina, B).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wright, D-Castillo, L-Reed, J, Takahashi-Tatis-Reed, J).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111
  Burriss, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Frandsen, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Sandoval, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .314
Molina, B, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .304
Winn, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .255
Schierholtz, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .217
Rowand, CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .248
Ishikawa, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .236
Cain, M, P 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .214
  Howry, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 2 7 2 2 3 14  

BATTING
TB: Sandoval 2; Ishikawa; Molina, B 2; Rowand; Cain, M.
RBI: Molina, B (30), Cain, M (1).
2-out RBI: Molina, B.
GIDP: Rowand, Velez.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ishikawa-Molina, B-Ishikawa, Frandsen-Burriss-Ishikawa).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pelfrey (L, 4-1) 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 4.61
Takahashi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Green, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.27
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cain, M (W, 4-1) 6.0 3 0 0 5 2 0 2.65
Howry (H, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.80
Affeldt (H, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.50
Wilson, Br (S, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.12

Howry pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Pelfrey 52, Cain, M 63.
WP: Cain, M.
Balk: Pelfrey 3.
IBB: Wright, D (by Affeldt), Schierholtz (by Pelfrey).
Pitches-strikes: Pelfrey 78-48, Takahashi 10-7, Green, S 8-6, Cain, M 119-69, Howry 17-11, Affeldt 12-6, Wilson, Br 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pelfrey 9-3, Takahashi 2-0, Green, S 2-0, Cain, M 9-5, Howry 0-1, Affeldt 1-0, Wilson, Br 1-0.
Batters faced: Pelfrey 25, Takahashi 3, Green, S 3, Cain, M 24, Howry 5, Affeldt 4, Wilson, Br 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Affeldt 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 43,012.
Venue: AT&T Park.
May 17, 2009
May 17, 2009

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