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Mets Bats Come Through in 8-5 Win Over A’s

August 20th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (60-68) evened up their series with an 8-5 win over the Oakland A's (74-52) Wednesday afternoon at the O.Co Coliseum. Lucas Duda led the Mets offensively with a 2-for-4 day, driving in three and scoring twice with a walk. Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Eric Campbell also each recorded two hits a piece.

Game Highlights

  • The Mets got out to an early lead with a big five-run third inning, bolstered by an Eric Campbell (3) solo shot and a three-run blast from Lucas Duda (23)
  • The A's answered in the bottom half of the inning, as Coco Crisp and John Jaso each recorded RBI doubles to close the gap to 5-2.
  • Those runs were immediately answered by a pair of RBI singles in the top of the fourth from Granderson and Murphy that scored WIlmer Flores and Eric Young Jr., respectively.
  • Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija (L, 3-3) lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out three. Zack Wheeler (W, 9-8) went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits while walking and striking out three.
  • With the tying run at the plate in an 8-4 game with one out in the bottom of the eighth, Jeurys Familia (SV, 4) walked Sam Fuld to close the gap to 8-5. Familia was able to get out of the jam, striking out Andy Parrino before grounding out Josh Donaldson to end the threat. Familia would go on to pitch a scoreless ninth to record the five-out save.

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Tags: Baseball, Coco Crisp, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, Eric Campbell, Jeff Samardzija, Lucas Duda, MLB, New York, New York Mets, O.Co Coliseum, Oakland A's, Zack Wheeler

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