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CINCINNATI  -- Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered 4 hits inside 7 2-3 shutout innings in direction of get his 3rd consecutive commence Steve Delabar Jersey, outdueling Cincinnati's Mat Latos in just the Contemporary York Mets-0 victory earlier mentioned the Reds upon Wednesday.Eric Youthful Jr. drove within the simply work for the Mets Reggie Sanders Jersey, who gained 2 of 3 in just the collection in the direction of even more dampen Cincinnati's hopes of web hosting the Nationwide League wild-card playoff recreation upon Tuesday.The Reds arrived into the activity inside of 3rd spot in just the Central Office and moment inside the wild-card standings, a person sport at the rear of Pittsburgh. The Pirates and Reds stop the month to month year with a a few-match sequence beginning Friday within just Cincinnati.Matsuzaka  authorized 2 walks and strike a batter. He struck out 6 and evened his heritage immediately after 3 losses and a no-choice inside his 1st 4 commences right after signing up for the Mets in just August.He still left the sport with a runner upon minute and 2 outs in just the 8th. Pedro Feliciano arrived upon in direction of stroll Shin-Soo Choo in advance of turning into Joey Votto towards fly out in the direction of centre fielder Juan Lagares for the fourth period inside 4 at bats.LaTroy Hawkins pitched the 9th for his 13th help you save.The shutout reduction was Cincinnati's 11th of the time, once simply just 4 closing year.The Mets  acquired their 10th shutout, 3 significantly less than final period, and Fresh new York accomplished its street routine with a successful background , wrapping up a 5-1 vacation.Ahead of a group of 26,223, which raised Cincinnati's time attendance toward a Ideal American Ball Park-historical past 2,371,103, the Mets driven throughout a work inside of the 3rd Layne Somsen Jersey.Latos strike Wilfredo Tovar toward open up the inning. Tovar went towards instant upon Matsuzaka's sacrifice and moved in the direction of 3rd upon a handed ball in advance of scoring upon More youthful's one in direction of instantly in the course of a drawn-in just infield.Matsuzaka designed the guide stand up with assist towards catcher Juan Centeno, who threw out Reds starter foundation-thieving experience Billy Hamilton Jon Moscot Jersey, who was striving in direction of swipe minute with 2 outs within just the 5th inning. Hamilton experienced been lucrative upon his earlier 13 endeavours, and Centeno stuck him without the need of the advice of a pitchout.Latos  permitted 4 hits and a person function with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts within 7 innings. He additionally strike 2 batters within falling toward 0-2 inside of 4 commences considering the fact that his ultimate acquire upon Sept. 2 versus St. Louis.NOTES: Daniel Murphy's initial inning steal of moment was his 20th specifically devoid of currently being trapped, the 3rd-longest streak inside Mets record. He experienced been tied with Tommie Agee . Murphy is just one steal shy of matching Kevin McReynolds . ... In just Friday's sequence opener, RHP Homer Bailey , who pitched a no-hitter towards the Pirates at Pittsburgh very last Sept. 28, is scheduled towards deal with RHP A.J. Burnett , who overcome the Reds 4-2 very last Saturday. ... The Mets open up their greatest sequence of the time at residence upon Thursday from Milwaukee. RHP Dillon Gee  will pitch for Clean York in opposition to RHP Johnny Hellweg . ... Mets supervisor Terry Collins mentioned Matsuzaka will utmost in all probability get started upon Sunday if Fresh new York establishes in opposition to employing LHP Jonathon Niese.
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