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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Brewers Out-Slugged by Mets 8-9

From Sportsline.com:

The slumping New York Mets had blown a four-run lead in the eighth inning and were on the brink of their fifth loss in six games as people began to lose their cool.

However, veteran catcher Paul Lo Duca steadied the Mets, and didn't flinch against one of the league's best relievers.

His tiebreaking solo home run in the top of ninth off Derrick Turnbow gave the Mets a 9-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Lo Duca sent the 1-0 pitch from Turnbow (0-1) over the wall in left-center, giving the right-hander his first loss since April 10, 2005.

"It's one of those games you don't want to lose," Lo Duca said. "Now we have a chance to win the series."

Turnbow said he meant to throw his 96 mph fastball down and away, but it stayed up in the strike zone.

"You can't be perfect all the time," said Turnbow, who started the season with 12 straight saves. "We battled back so hard. I wish I could've gotten the job done and we would've won."


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