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Live updates: Red Sox at Mets

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  March 6, 2011 01:09 PM

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Game over. Mets win it 6-5.

Bottom 8th: Mets 6, Red Sox 5

Lucas Duda stroked a solo homer off Alex Wilson to give the Mets the lead.

Top 8th: Mets 5, Red Sox 5

Josh Reddick put a nice stroke on a two-run homer to tie.

Bottom 7th: Mets 5, Red Sox 3

Richie Hill threw a second scoreless inning. Faced a few scrubs in this frame, but threw the ball well nonetheless.

Top 7th: Mets 5, Red Sox 3

Catcher Tim Federowicz got all of a Taylor Tankersley fastball and sent it over the leftcenter fence with two outs. Federowicz had come on to replace starter Luis Exposito.

Bottom 6th: Mets 5, Red Sox 2

More Lefty-Mania: Rich Hill retired lefthanded hitting Ike Davis on a ground ball out after falling behind 3-1, allowed a single to righthanded hititng Scott Hairston, but got the lefthanded hitting Daniel Murphy to foul out to the third base side. He jammed righthanded hitting catcher Mike Nickeas with a high fastball for a strikeout to end the inning.

Top 6th: Mets 5, Red Sox 2

Uneventful inning except for a Nava walk. Kid has a good idea at the plate. Scouts like him so it wouldn't be shocking to see a National League team inquiring about him as a bat off the bench.

Bottom 5th: Mets 5, Red Sox 2

Continuing the lefty reliever competition, Hideki Okajima retired David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay. After allowing four runs in his first outing vs. the Twins, Okajima has settled down throwing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts against the Braves.

Top 5th: Mets 5, Red Sox 2

Frankie Rodriguez retired the Sox 1-2-3. K-Rod K'd Exposito and retired Kalish for the final out after he sent a foul homer down the right field line.

Bottom 4th: Mets 5, Red Sox 2

Miller rebounded nicely with a 1-2-3 inning and looked more like the pitcher who had been the rage of camp. He'll get two days off after this and then pitch two more innings. The Sox are taking a close look because they think he may be able to handle this lefty role. Starting the season in Pawtucket also a likely possibility.

Top 4th: Mets 5, Red Sox 2

Sox settled for half-a-loaf. Lowrie singled and Nava hit a ground-rule double to right with nobody out. Lars Anderson's ground ball got Lowrie home. Linares grounded out to end the frame.

Bottom 3rd: Mets 5, Red Sox 1

Andrew Miller has drawn rave reviews, but he allowed three runs in his third spring outing. Angel Pagan led off with a double to left and he rode home on Bay's single to center. Ike Davis then stroked a long, high two-run homer to rightcenter. Miller also allowed a double down the left field line to Scott Hairston. Miller was scheduled to pitch two innings.

Top 3rd: Mets 2, Red Sox 1

Wonder if we have another Tony Armas on our hands? Juan Carlos Linares homered to left on a fastball thrown by Niese. Linares played left field today, but the reports are the 26-year-old Cuban defector plays well as a centerfielder.

Bottom 2nd: Mets 2, Red Sox 0

Bowden faced a little adversity putting the first two batters he faced on base. Carlos Beltran laced a single to right. Jason Bay followed with a single up the middle. But Bowden got the next two outs with fly ball's to right field before Daniel Murphy knocked in one run with a single to right. Murphy got himself caught in a run down between first and second and Sox infielder's looked as if they had him but Lars Anderson changed course and threw to the plate where Bay was breaking. Catcher Luis Exposito came up out of the box and may have cost the Sox a run because he had to swipe the runner Bay who was behind him. Bay made it safely with the second run. After walking No. 9 hitter MIke Nickeas, Bowden got out of the inning with a ground ball out by Jose Reyes.

Top 2nd: Red Sox 0, Mets 0

Niese is pitching nice. Another 1-2-3 inning which featured a K of Josh Reddick and a couple of quick fly ball outs.

Bottom 1st: Red Sox 0, Mets 0

Strong inning for Michael Bowden. David Wright sent a deep fly to center for the third out, but Ryan Kalish tracked it down for the final out.

Top 1st: Red Sox 0, Mets 0

We're underway here in Port St. Lucie under cloudy skies. It rained a bit earlier and there's still a threat for more during this game. Jed Lowrie continued his tour around the Sox infield, starting at second base today. Batting righthanded against lefty Jonathon Niese, he stroked a double to the rightcenter gap with two outs, but was stranded when Niese struck out Daniel Nava swinging, his second strikeout of the inning.

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