Outfielders Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltran smashed face-to-face in what many of their New York teammates said was one of the scariest collisions they've ever seen, which ocurred during the seventh inning of the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Padres yesterday in San Diego.
Cameron was taken off the field on a stretcher, his body immobilized and his neck in a brace. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he underwent two CT scans. Cameron broke his nose, had multiple fractures of both cheekbones, and a slight concussion, and was to be hospitalized overnight. He was placed on the disabled list. Beltran, who had a sore left shoulder and a cut near his left temple, was taken to Scripps Clinic where he was to remain overnight for evaluation.
Neither Cameron nor Beltran caught the ball hit by David Ross, which went for a triple. When play resumed with the game tied at 1, Eric Young grounded out to second with the infield playing in, before Joe Randa singled to center to bring in Ross with the winning run.
Cliff Floyd hit an RBI double in the fourth for New York, but Khalil Greene tied the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning.
Cubs 11, Cardinals 4 -- Greg Maddux pitched his first complete game in more than a year, Derrek Lee hit two home runs, and host Chicago snapped its eight-game losing streak.
Maddux (9-9) allowed 12 hits in going the distance for the first time since July 22, 2004. He won his 314th game, tying Gaylord Perry for 16th place on the all-time list.
Giants 5, Braves 3 -- Randy Winn hit a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh and San Francisco avoided a sweep in Atlanta.
Dodgers 5, Phillies 1 -- Odalis Perez pitched eight solid innings, Jeff Kent provided the go-ahead runs with a two-run double, and Los Angeles beat visiting Philadelphia.
Astros 6, Nationals 3 -- Andy Pettitte (10-8) won for the sixth time in eight starts as Houston beat visiting Washington.
Diamondbacks 3, Marlins 1 -- Troy Glaus and Chad Tracy homered in the eighth to support a strong outing by Brandon Webb (10-8) and lead Arizona at Miami.
Pirates 11, Rockies 3 -- Jose Castillo had a two-run triple among his three hits to lead Pittsburgh at Denver.