SECURITY FOR TEXAS BULLPEN
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.