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Recap: Giants 2, Mets 1
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Citi Field
Date: September 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT
  

NEW YORK (AP) - Jonathon Niese pitched another fine ballgame Thursday. The way the New York Mets are hitting lately, that's often not enough.

Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outdueling Niese to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory.

Niese (7-8) threw seven solid innings for the Mets, who batted .184 while going 4-7 on their penultimate homestand.

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``I established all of my pitches, threw them all for strikes, got my cutter working on both sides of the plate,' Niese said.

The left-hander is 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA in eight starts since returning from a rotator cuff injury Aug. 11. He has one scheduled start remaining, next Wednesday in Cincinnati.

``Very impressive. He had command of all of his pitches and used them all today, and moved them all around,' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ``Our focus with him for the next 10 days is to make sure he feels good to give him a good start towards his preparation for next year.'

New York begins its final road trip Friday night in Philadelphia. All-Star third baseman David Wright is expected back in the lineup after missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring.

Juan Perez went 3 for 3 with an RBI single in his hometown, and the World Series champions won for the eighth time in 11 games. After taking two of three from the Mets, the Giants won't even change hotels - they remain in New York this weekend to play three interleague games at Yankee Stadium.

Scores of San Francisco fans filled an otherwise empty Citi Field all series, and the Giants received a loud ovation as they walked off following the final out.

``It's nice to have a good fan base like that,' Bumgarner said. ``Especially this far away, it makes it a lot of fun when they care that much about us.'

With a runner on second, Javier Lopez retired pinch-hitters Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker for his first save since Sept. 11 last year. Recker struck out to end a crisp game that took 2 hours, 37 minutes.

Giants closer Sergio Romo, who had a blown save the previous night, was rested after throwing 50 pitches over the past two days. New York rallied for four runs in the ninth to win 5-4 Wednesday.

Bumgarner (13-9) caught a potentially painful break in the sixth.

With runners at the corners, Wilmer Flores hit a sharp grounder that appeared headed up the middle for a tying single. But the ball smacked off Bumgarner's left shin and pinballed right to first baseman Buster Posey for the third out.

``Felt a lot better when we got him out,' Bumgarner said.

He walked back to the dugout with no problem, then retired Eric Young Jr. with two on to end the seventh after a visit from pitching coach Dave Righetti.

Jean Machi pitched a perfect eighth.

San Francisco scored twice in the fourth after Hector Sanchez hit a one-out double. Joaquin Arias blooped a single and Perez, who went to high school in New York City, delivered an RBI single.

Ehire Adrianza, making his first major league start, beat out a double-play ball to drive in another run.

Perez also walked during a perfect day at the plate and set a career high for hits while playing in front of family and friends.

``It's a moment that I would say I'll never forget,' he said.

Josh Satin had a leadoff double in the fourth for New York's first hit. He scored on Daniel Murphy's single, but Bumgarner avoided further damage with the help of some fine defense by Arias at third.

NOTES: Minor league INF Wilfredo Tovar will join the Mets in Philadelphia to replace Ruben Tejada, who broke his right leg Wednesday night. Tejada had a doctor's appointment Thursday, but Collins said there's no reason to think the shortstop won't be 100 percent by spring training. Collins said he hopes to play Tovar on Sunday against LHP Cliff Lee. ... Rookie C Travis d'Arnaud went 0 for 2 with a walk after sitting out Wednesday with a sore right shoulder. He was hit by a foul ball the night before. ... Collins said if rookie RHP Zack Wheeler goes seven or eight innings Monday night in Cincinnati, it might be his last start of the season. ... The Mets have seven wins when trailing after eight innings, most in the majors. ... Injured closer Bobby Parnell walked through the clubhouse after the game to say goodbye to teammates. Parnell recently had surgery to bone graft a herniated disk in his neck. ``All the discomfort I had from the pinched nerve is gone. All I feel now is the result of the surgery,' Parnell said.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Giants at Mets
Tue, Sep 17 Final 8 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Giants at Mets
Wed, Sep 18 Final 4 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Giants at Mets
Thu, Sep 19 Final 2 to 1
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  -140   +115   6.5 
 NYM  +130   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  -144   +110   6.5 
 NYM  +134   -130   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  64%   20%   59% 
 NYM  36%   80%   41% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 4 Over: 9 
 NYM 5 Cover: +152 
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 Sep 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 8 Cover: +100 
 NYM 5 Over: 13 
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 Jul 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 7 Cover: +175 
 SFO 2 Over: 9 
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 Jul 9, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 10 Cover: +125 
 SFO 6 Over: 16 
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 Jul 8, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 4 Cover: +100 
 SFO 3 Over: 7 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Thursday, Sep 19
 
    Padres at Pirates
12:35 PM EDT
    Mariners at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Rockies
3:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Diamondbacks
3:40 PM EDT
    Yankees at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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