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Box > Atlanta 8, NY Mets 6
Sparkplugs pace Braves by Mets
David Wright and Mike Cameron each had three hits with a homer, but it wasn't enough to lift the Mets in Atlanta. An eighth-inning rally fizzled when Wright was called for interference on a double-play grounder. Kaz Ishii struggled over four innings.
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Rafael Furcal (right) avoids David Wright's slide during a controversial eighth-inning play. (John Bazemore/AP)
Rafael Furcal lashed a base-clearing triple in the second and Marcus Giles went deep in the third as the duo drove in seven of the Braves' eight runs in the series opener. Horacio Ramirez was effective over seven innings and Dan Kolb survived the ninth for the save.
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 Wright's solo homer
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 Giles' three-run homer
 Furcal's three-run triple
NYM
NY Mets (23-22)
Lost 2
Atlanta 8, NY Mets 6   ATL
Atlanta (25-19)
Won 1
May 23, 2005
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NY Mets
0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1   6 11 2
Atlanta
0 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 X   8 8 1
Standings through 5/23/05  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Braves Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5120010.272
Cairo, 2B-3B4110101.262
Cameron, CF4131112.367
Floyd, LF4000006.280
Wright, 3B3233100.303
Anderson, 2B0000000.343
Mientkiewicz, 1B4001005.197
Woodward, RF4121000.298
DiFelice, C4000011.000
Ishii, P1000010.286
a-Valent, PH1000000.143
Aybar, P0000000.000
b-Matsui, PH1000000.245
DeJean, P0000000.000
c-Piazza, PH1000010.250
Totals3661163515 

a-Flied out for Ishii in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Aybar in the 7th. c-Struck out for DeJean in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wright (13, Ramirez).
3B: Reyes (5, Kolb).
HR: Wright (8, 2nd inning off Ramirez, 0 on, 0 out), Cameron (5, 4th inning off Ramirez, 0 on, 0 out), Woodward (2, 9th inning off Kolb, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes 4; Cairo; Cameron 6; Wright 7; Woodward 5.
RBI: Wright 3 (26), Cameron (8), Mientkiewicz (18), Woodward (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cameron 2.
GIDP: DiFelice; Mientkiewicz.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cairo (3, 2nd base off Kolb/Pena, B), Wright (3, 3rd base off Ramirez/Pena, B).

FIELDING
E: Wright (7, throw), Reyes (7, fielding).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS3113201.214
Giles, 2B4113012.282
Bernero, P00000001.000
Reitsma, P0000000.000
a-LaRoche, PH0000100.254
Kolb, P0000000.000
Jordan, LF5010013.234
Jones, A, CF4010001.281
Franco, 1B4000001.216
Mondesi, RF4220011.209
Pena, B, C4110001.250
Betemit, 3B2210200.306
Ramirez, P2101111.250
Orr, 2B1000002.321
Totals338876413 

a-Intentionally walked for Reitsma in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Betemit (4, Ishii), Jordan (5, Ishii).
3B: Furcal (2, Ishii).
HR: Giles (2, 4th inning off Ishii, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Furcal 3; Giles 4; Jordan 2; Jones, A; Mondesi 2; Pena, B; Betemit 2.
RBI: Ramirez (1), Furcal 3 (18), Giles 3 (10).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Furcal 3; Giles 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giles 2; Mondesi; Jones, A; Jordan 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Furcal (12, 2nd base off Aybar/DiFelice).

FIELDING
E: Orr (3, fielding).
DP: 3 (Giles-Furcal-Franco, Franco-Furcal-Reitsma, Betemit-Giles-Franco).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ishii (L, 0-3)4.07773015.59
Aybar 2.00001304.50
DeJean 2.01102104.50
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ramirez (W, 3-3)7.08440224.75
Bernero (H, 2)0.11102002.52
Reitsma (H, 7)0.20000004.79
Kolb (S, 11)1.02111316.27

IBB: Betemit (by Ishii), LaRoche (by DeJean).
Pitches-strikes: Ishii 84-47, Aybar 30-18, DeJean 40-21, Ramirez 102-66, Bernero 23-12, Reitsma 5-3, Kolb 28-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ishii 10-2, Aybar 2-1, DeJean 3-2, Ramirez 13-6, Bernero 0-1, Reitsma 2-0, Kolb 0-0.
Batters faced: Ishii 22, Aybar 7, DeJean 10, Ramirez 27, Bernero 5, Reitsma 1, Kolb 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Reitsma 3-0.
EjectionsNew York Mets third baseman David Wright ejected by 2B umpire Jeff Nelson. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Joe Brinkman. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:58.
Att: 26,132.

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