MLB: New York Mets 3, Milwaukee 2

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Eric Young Jr. sent home the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning grounder Sunday, helping rally the New York Mets over Milwaukee 3-2 in their season finale.

MLB: Washington 6, New York Mets 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Jordan Zimmermann notched his 17th win and Scott Hairston broke open a close game with a late homer Tuesday in Washington's 6-3 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: New York Mets 2, Cleveland 1

CLEVELAND, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Eric Young drove in Matt den Dekker with a ninth-inning double Sunday, boosting the New York Mets over Cleveland 2-1 in an interleague contest.

MLB: New York Mets 5, Miami 3

MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Kelly Shoppach's two-run single in the ninth inning, coupled with a fielding error, keyed the New York Mets' 5-3 come-from-behind win over Miami Saturday.

MLB: New York Mets 3, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Lucas Duda put New York in front with a two-run homer in the third Wednesday and the Mets held on to defeat Philadelphia 3-2.

MLB: New York Mets 3, Houston 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey twirled seven strong innings en route to his 16th victory Saturday and the New York Mets snapped a six-game skid with a 3-1 victory over Houston.

MLB: New York Mets 2, Washington 0

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Jonathon Niese tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings and Ike Davis backed him with a two-run homer Saturday in the New York Mets' 2-0 blanking of Washington.

MLB: New York Mets 8, Cincinnati 4

CINCINNATI, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Rookie Matt Harvey retired the first 12 men he faced Thursday and allowed a lone run over 7 2/3 innings in helping the New York Mets down Cincinnati 8-4.

MLB: New York Mets 6, Atlanta 5

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jonathon Niese allowed only one run over eight innings Sunday but the New York Mets had to weather a bullpen collapse to secure a 6-5 win over Atlanta.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Andres Torres doubled home the tiebreaking run in the fifth Thursday and the New York Mets held on from there to edge the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.

MLB: New York Mets 6, New York Yankees 4

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Ike Davis highlighted a five-run first with a three-run homer Friday and the New York Mets held on to down the New York Yankees 6-4.

MLB: New York Mets 4, Baltimore 3

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Frank Francisco got Brian Roberts out on a ground ball with the bases loaded in the ninth Wednesday, preserving the New York Mets' 4-3 win over Baltimore.
MLB: New York Mets 9, Tampa Bay 6

MLB: New York Mets 9, Tampa Bay 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 14 (UPI) -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a pair of home runs and Lucas Duda matched him with three RBI Thursday in powering the New York Mets to a 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
MLB: New York Mets 3, Washington 1

MLB: New York Mets 3, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey allowed four hits and Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run Thursday in helping the New York Mets to a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

MLB: New York Mets 2, San Diego 0

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey struck out 10 over 7 1/3 shutout innings Sunday, staking the New York Mets to a 2-0 whitewash of San Diego.
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Frank Francisco
Oakland Police officer Rudy Villegas stands guard by the Texas Rangers bullpen during a game against the Oakland Athletics on September 14, 2004 in Oakland, CA. Extra security was added to the game after an altercation the night before between Rangers players and fans saw a chair thrown, a fan bloodied and Texas Rangers relief pitcher Frank Francisco booked by the Oakland Police for aggravated battery. (UPI Photo/Bruce Gordon)

Franklin Francisco (born September 11, 1979, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball.

Francisco was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Red Sox. He was traded by the Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox on July 31, 2002, along with Byeong Hak An in exchange for reliever Bob Howry. On July 1, 2003, the White Sox acquired Carl Everett from the Texas Rangers in exchange for three players to be named later. On July 25, 2003, Francisco, Josh Rupe, and minor leaguer Anthony Webster were sent to the Rangers to complete the trade.

Francisco is best known for participating in a notable incident fan violence. On September 13, 2004, he threw a folding chair into the crowd in a game against the Oakland Athletics. The incident initially escalated when Rangers pitcher Doug Brocail charged from the Rangers' bullpen to confront a fan, Craig Bueno, who, members of the Rangers later claimed, had been heckling the Rangers pitcher about his stillborn child and using hurtful racial slurs. Francisco, angered by the obnoxious fans, threw a folding chair at them, hitting Jennifer Bueno in the face and caused a cut, which required stitches. Francisco was arrested and on June 30, 2005, he pleaded no contest to the charges. He was sentenced to anger management classes and a work program. A civil suit brought by the woman hit with the chair was settled on January 12, 2007. Terms of the settlement included an undisclosed payment and a public apology.

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