San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Marlon Byrd's two-run double in the eighth
inning lifted the New York Mets to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres in the
opener of a four-game set at Petco Park.
With two on and two outs, Byrd laced a double over the head of Chris Denorfia
in right, allowing Mike Baxter and Daniel Murphy to score.
John Buck added a solo homer in the ninth to account for the final margin.
Josh Satin finished with two hits and an RBI and Murphy added a pair of runs
scored for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Scott Atchison (3-1) earned the win after tossing a perfect inning in relief
and Gonzalez Germen notched his first career save after spinning a pair of
New York starter Zack Wheeler gave up one run on seven hits while fanning a
career-high 12 batters over six solid innings.
Luke Gregerson (5-7) was pegged with the loss after giving up Byrd's double.
Starter Tyson Ross did not factor in the decision despite giving up just one
run on five hits while striking out eight over seven innings.
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