PRINT SCHEDULES FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh
Page last updated on Sat Dec 20 23:44:41 EST 2014
RECAP
08/11/2011 5:06 PM EDT
Maybin homers, Padres rally past Mets 3-2
SAN DIEGO 3, NY METS 2

By MIKE FITZPATRICK
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Heath Bell spun around and pumped his fist after
the final out, finishing off four hitless innings by the proud
Padres bullpen.

Redemption.

"It was just nice to go out there and go 1-2-3," Bell said. "It
was more just for the whole bullpen. Like, there we go, we're
back on track."

Cameron Maybin homered and stole two bases before scoring the
tiebreaking run on an error by substitute shortstop Ruben
Tejada, rallying San Diego past the New York Mets 3-2 on
Thursday for a split of their four-game series.

Bell pitched a perfect ninth and the last-place Padres improved
to 5-2 on a 10-game road trip that takes them to Cincinnati this
weekend.

"We're doing awesome," Bell said. "The bullpen, if we hadn't
made mistakes on Monday and Tuesday we wouldn't have lost on
this road trip yet. So we're feeling pretty good about
ourselves."

Lucas Duda hit a two-run double for the Mets, who managed only
three hits and went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
New York finished 3-6 on a disappointing homestand and has lost
eight of 11 overall.

With the Mets short on rested relievers, Jonathon Niese (11-9)
matched his career high with 122 pitches. He outlasted Cory
Luebke in a matchup of young left-handers from Ohio, but
couldn't hold an early 2-0 lead.

The score was tied in the eighth when Maybin hit a leadoff
single and stole second on a pickoff throw to first. Duda's toss
was a bit late to Tejada, subbing for injured Jose Reyes, and
the Mets didn't get the call on a close play when Tejada tagged
Maybin's shoulder.

"I was just telling myself, I've got to make something happen,"
Maybin said. "I got a good enough jump and was blessed with good
enough speed to get in there."

Niese, who pitched a one-hitter against San Diego at Citi Field
last year for his only major league shutout, put his hands on
his head, knowing he had a tough chore ahead.

After the game, Maybin said he was safe. Tejada thought he got
him.

"That's the name of the game, man. Sometimes you've got to try
to force the issue a little bit and I was able to do so and it
worked out," Maybin said.

One out later, Jesus Guzman was intentionally walked and the
runners pulled off a double steal as Kyle Blanks struck out.
Aaron Cunningham hit a grounder wide of third and Tejada charged
in, trying to scoop it on his forehand. But the ball kicked off
the heel of his glove, allowing Maybin to score.

"You have to make that play," Tejada said.

San Diego started the series with the best bullpen ERA in the
majors. After coughing up late leads in each of the first two
games, the relief corps closed this one out without much
trouble.

"We could have easily swept these guys if we were on our A game
on Monday and Tuesday, but unfortunately we weren't," Bell said.
"We just felt really bad that we kind of let the guys down and
we didn't want that to happen again today. We were like men on
missions. We were determined to have clean innings and keep
people out and have no drama out there."

Chad Qualls (6-6) worked a perfect seventh, Luke Gregerson
pitched the eighth and Bell converted his 32nd save in 35
chances.

"Basically the first three games they always just kept fighting
back, scratching and crawling, doing something. So it was nice
to just keep 'em out of it," Qualls said. "To get back to the
way we've all been throwing the ball is a good feeling."

Maybin homered in the sixth and Cunningham lofted a double
toward the right-field line to begin the seventh. A two-out
single by No. 8 batter Luis Martinez tied it at 2.

"This team's resilient," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It's a
lot of young players now that I think are coming to the ballpark
fresh and excited to start a new day."

Luebke threw 109 pitches over five innings. He walked a
career-high four and struck out eight, one shy of the career
high he set in his previous outing at Pittsburgh.

The 21-year-old Tejada, who turned in a spectacular play
Wednesday night, made a throwing error to begin the third.
Moments later, he started a difficult double play.

"I'm going to talk to him in a little while because he's the
shortstop," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "That's why we
brought him here, because we want him to play shortstop every
day until Jose comes back, and he's got to let this roll off his
back. We're going to turn to some older guys to make sure his
mind's in the right place."

New York hitting coach Dave Hudgens was ejected by plate umpire
Vic Carapazza for barking about balls and strikes from the
dugout after Nick Evans was called out on strikes with the bases
loaded to end the fifth.

NOTES: Padres 2B Orlando Hudson missed his second consecutive
game with a strained right groin. Logan Forsythe started in his
place. ... Black rested SS Jason Bartlett, who grounded out as a
pinch-hitter to end the seventh. ... Wright singled in the
fifth, establishing a Mets record with 2,048 career total bases.
... New York CF Angel Pagan sat out after leaving Wednesday
night's loss because of a lower back spasm. Scott Hairston
started in center, and batted leadoff for the first time this
season. ... The Mets have made 12 errors in their last nine
games. ... The teams meet again next week for a three-game
series in San Diego.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Philadelphia Eagles
2
San Diego Chargers
3
San Francisco 49ers
4
Utah
5
San Diego Chargers
12/20/2014
UFCV Miranda vs J Collier4:00 PM PST
UFCM Alexandre Jr vs T Means4:25 PM PST
NFLChargers vs 49ers5:25 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Nuggets6:05 PM PST
College FootballSouth Alabama vs Bowling Green6:15 PM PST
UFCA Dos Santos Jr vs D Sarafian7:05 PM PST
UFCM Rhodes vs E Silva7:30 PM PST
NBABucks vs Clippers7:35 PM PST
UFCE Silverio vs R Magomedov7:55 PM PST
UFCA Carlos Junior vs P Cummins8:20 PM PST
UFCM GAGNON vs R Barao8:45 PM PST
UFCCB Dollaway vs L Machida9:15 PM PST
Australia - A LeagueSYDNEY FC vs. WELLINGTON PHOENIX FC10:00 PM PST
12/21/2014
Spain - La LigaVILLARREAL vs. DEP LA CORUNA03:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionBETIS vs. RACING03:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionALBACETE vs. LLAGOSTERA03:15 AM PST
Holland - EredivisieV ARNHEM vs. HERACLES03:30 AM PST
Italy - Serie AHELLAS vs. CHIEVO03:30 AM PST
Turkey - Süper LigBALIKESIRSPOR vs. KASIMPASA03:30 AM PST
Scotland - PremierDUNDEE UTD vs. CELTIC04:15 AM PST
Germany - 2nd Bundesliga1. FC KAISERSLAUTERN vs. SV SANDHAUSEN04:30 AM PST
Germany - 2nd BundesligaVFL BOCHUM vs. FC ERZGEBIRGE AUE04:30 AM PST
Germany - 2nd BundesligaSV DARMSTADT 98 vs. FC INGOLSTADT 0404:30 AM PST
France - Ligue 1O MARSEILLE vs. LILLE05:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeaguePANIONIOS vs. ATROMITOS05:00 AM PST
Wales -Premier LeaguePRESTATYN vs. BANGOR05:00 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueKAA GENT vs. STANDARD LIEGE05:30 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueNEWCASTLE vs. SUNDERLAND05:30 AM PST
Holland - EredivisieNAC BREDA vs. FEYENOORD05:30 AM PST
Holland - EredivisieEXCELSIOR vs. AJAX05:30 AM PST
Italy - Serie AATALANTA vs. PALERMO06:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie AFIORENTINA vs. EMPOLI06:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie ASAMPDORIA vs. UDINESE06:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie ATORINO vs. GENOA06:00 AM PST
Turkey - Süper LigBURSASPOR vs. TRABZONSPOR06:00 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaHERTHA BERLIN vs. HOFFENHEIM06:30 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueA TRIPOLIS vs. S XANTHI07:15 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueERGOTELIS vs. GIANNINA07:15 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueNIKI VOLOU vs. PANAITOLIKOS07:15 AM PST
Holland - EredivisieTWENTE vs. WILLEM II07:45 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueLIVERPOOL vs. ARSENAL08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1ST ETIENNE vs. EVIAN08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaACAD DE COIMBRA vs. PENAFIEL08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaAROUCA vs. MARITIMO08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaMOREIRENSE vs. BOAVISTA08:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaGRANADA vs. GETAFE08:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionSP GIJON vs. ALCORCON08:00 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaFREIBURG vs. HANNOVER08:30 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueCLUB BRUGGE vs. KRC GENK09:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaBENFICA vs. GIL VICENTE09:00 AM PST
Turkey - Süper LigBESIKTAS JK vs. AKHISAR BELEDIYE GS09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionLEGANES vs. RECREATIVO09:15 AM PST
Greece - Super LeagueLEVADIAKOS vs. P THESSALONIKI09:30 AM PST
NFLVikings vs Dolphins10:00 AM PST
NFLRavens vs Texans10:00 AM PST
NFLLions vs Bears10:00 AM PST
NFLBrowns vs Panthers10:00 AM PST
NFLFalcons vs Saints10:00 AM PST
NFLPackers vs Buccaneers10:00 AM PST
NFLChiefs vs Steelers10:00 AM PST
NFLPatriots vs Jets10:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaELCHE vs. MALAGA10:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionVALLADOLID vs. BARCELONA B10:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionU DEP LAS PALMAS vs. OSASUNA10:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueM TEL AVIV vs. M PETACH TIKVA10:15 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueSPORTING LOKEREN vs. KV KORTRIJK11:00 AM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaJ WILSTERMANN vs. NAC POTOSI11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaNAC MADEIRA vs. SPORTING11:15 AM PST
Italy - Serie AINTER vs. LAZIO11:45 AM PST
France - Ligue 1G BORDEAUX vs. O LYONNAIS12:00 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraSP CRISTAL vs. JUAN AURICH12:00 PM PST
Spain - La LigaATH BILBAO vs. ATL MADRID12:00 PM PST
NBAKnicks vs Raptors12:35 PM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaBLOOMING vs. BOLIVAR1:00 PM PST
NFLGiants vs Rams1:05 PM PST
NFLBills vs Raiders1:25 PM PST
NFLColts vs Cowboys1:25 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraSANTIAGO WAND vs. PALESTINO1:30 PM PST
Ecuador - Serie AEMELEC vs. BARCELONA1:30 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Cavaliers1:35 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIIND SANTA FE vs. IND MEDELLIN2:30 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Magic3:05 PM PST
NBACeltics vs Heat3:05 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Nets3:05 PM PST
NBALakers vs Kings3:05 PM PST
NBASuns vs Wizards3:05 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Thunder4:05 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Timberwolves4:05 PM PST
NFLSeahawks vs Cardinals5:30 PM PST
12/22/2014
Italy - SupercoppaJUVENTUS vs. NAPOLI09:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeaguePANATHINAIKOS vs. AOK KERKYRA09:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueB JERUSALEM vs. H BEER SHEVA10:55 AM PST
College FootballBYU vs Memphis11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSP BRAGA vs. P FERREIRA11:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueSTOKE vs. CHELSEA12:00 PM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaRIO AVE vs. BELENENSES1:00 PM PST
NFLBroncos vs Bengals5:30 PM PST
12/23/2014
College FootballNorthern Illinois vs Marshall3:00 PM PST
College FootballNavy vs San Diego State6:30 PM PST
12/24/2014
College FootballCentral Michigan vs Western Kentucky09:00 AM PST
College FootballFresno State vs Rice5:00 PM PST
12/26/2014
College FootballIllinois vs Louisiana Tech10:00 AM PST
College FootballRutgers vs North Carolina1:30 PM PST
College FootballNC State vs Central Florida5:00 PM PST
12/27/2014
College FootballVirginia Tech vs Cincinnati10:00 AM PST
College FootballDuke vs Arizona State11:00 AM PST
College FootballMiami Florida vs South Carolina12:30 PM PST
College FootballPenn State vs Boston College1:30 PM PST
College FootballNebraska vs USC5:00 PM PST
12/29/2014
College FootballWest Virginia vs Texas A&M11:00 AM PST
College FootballClemson vs Oklahoma2:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas vs Arkansas6:00 PM PST
12/30/2014
College FootballNotre Dame vs LSU12:00 PM PST
College FootballLouisville vs Georgia3:30 PM PST
College FootballMaryland vs Stanford7:00 PM PST
12/31/2014
College FootballMississippi vs TCU09:30 AM PST
College FootballBoise State vs Arizona1:00 PM PST
College FootballGeorgia Tech vs Mississippi State5:00 PM PST
01/01/2015
College FootballWisconsin vs Auburn09:00 AM PST
College FootballMichigan State vs Baylor09:30 AM PST
College FootballMinnesota vs Missouri10:00 AM PST
College FootballFlorida State vs Oregon2:00 PM PST
College FootballOhio State vs Alabama5:30 PM PST
01/02/2015
College FootballPittsburgh vs Houston09:00 AM PST
College FootballIowa vs Tennessee12:20 PM PST
College FootballUCLA vs Kansas State3:45 PM PST
College FootballOklahoma State vs Washington7:15 PM PST
01/03/2015
College FootballEast Carolina vs Florida09:00 AM PST
01/04/2015
College FootballToledo vs Arkansas State6:00 PM PST