Wilson Takes Loss: Giants Implode in 9th
Updated at 7:44 AM PDT on Saturday, Jul 9, 2011
Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston hit a tiebreaking home run off All-Star closer Brian Wilson in the ninth inning, leading the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Friday night.
Hairston opened the ninth by sending a full-count pitch from Wilson (6-2) over the wall in left field for his fourth home run of the season. Carlos Beltran and Nick Evans added RBIs in the inning to help the Mets to their fifth victory in six games.
Nate Schierholtz tied the score in the sixth with a solo shot into McCovey Cove and drove in San Francisco's only other run with a sacrifice fly.
Reliever Pedro Beato (2-1) earned the win, and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 23rd save.
Published at 10:43 PM PDT on Jul 8, 2011