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Mets 3, Dodgers 2
Reliever Jonathan Broxton reacts after giving up a two-run homer in the eighth inning. (AP)
Chad Billingsley worked his way out of several jams in his seven scoreless innings, but Jonathan Broxton allowed the Mets to take the lead with three runs in the eighth. The Dodgers were stifled beyond Juan Pierre's run in the first and Blake DeWitt's RBI single in the fourth.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (27-28)
Lost 1
NY Mets 3, LA Dodgers 2   NYM
NY Mets (27-27)
Won 1
May 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 1
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   3 8 1
Standings thru 5/31/08  |  Recap: LAD | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Mets stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, LF4110002.274
Kemp, CF4010020.301
Kent, 2B4010001.248
  Hu, SS0000000.170
Loney, 1B4000002.275
Martin, C3110110.326
Ethier, RF4010012.303
DeWitt, 3B4021010.303
Maza, SS-2B3000013.257
Billingsley, P3000032.095
  Broxton, P0000000.000
  Beimel, P0000000.000
Totals332711912 

BATTING
TB: Pierre; Kemp; Kent; Martin; Ethier; DeWitt 2.
RBI: DeWitt (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ethier; Pierre.
GIDP: Maza.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: DeWitt (8, fielding).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS3010202.282
Chavez, RF5000018.212
Wright, 3B3110102.284
Beltran, CF3112110.263
Delgado, 1B4020012.228
  1-Evans, PR-1B0100000.190
Easley, 2B3000013.209
Schneider, C3010103.258
Tatis, LF4011011.281
Pelfrey, P1000000.000
  a-Casanova, PH1010000.280
  Sanchez, P0000000.000
  b-Castillo, PH1000002.274
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals313835523 

a-Singled for Pelfrey in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Sanchez in the 8th.
1-Ran for Delgado in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wright (17, Broxton).
HR: Beltran (5, 8th inning off Broxton, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes; Wright 2; Beltran 4; Delgado 2; Schneider; Tatis; Casanova.
RBI: Beltran 2 (32), Tatis (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schneider 2; Chavez 4; Wright.
S: Pelfrey; Easley.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes (17, 2nd base off Billingsley/Martin).

FIELDING
E: Reyes (9, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Chavez (Kemp at 2nd base).
DP: (Reyes-Delgado).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Billingsley 7.04003403.29
Broxton (BS, 4)(L, 2-2)0.14331014.94
Beimel 0.20001101.56
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pelfrey 7.07221604.98
Sanchez (W, 2-0)1.00000004.12
Wagner (S, 11)1.00000300.39

IBB: Schneider (by Broxton), Reyes (by Beimel).
Pitches-strikes: Billingsley 109-69, Broxton 14-10, Beimel 10-4, Pelfrey 109-69, Sanchez 11-9, Wagner 15-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Billingsley 9-8, Broxton 1-0, Beimel 1-0, Pelfrey 8-7, Sanchez 3-0, Wagner 0-0.
Batters faced: Billingsley 29, Broxton 6, Beimel 3, Pelfrey 28, Sanchez 3, Wagner 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Beimel 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:48.
Att: 53,528.

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