07/30 17:39 CDT Justin Upton hits 3-run homer in ninth, Padres beat Mets
Justin Upton hits 3-run homer in ninth, Padres beat Mets
By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) --- Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain
with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New
York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed
nearly four hours by two storms.
With a darkening sky overhead, Jeurys Familia entered with a 7-5 lead and got
two quick outs in the ninth before a torrential downpour stopped play.
Frustrated, the Mets closer stood on the mound as the other players cleared the
When play resumed 44 minutes later, Derrick Norris fell behind 0-2 before
singling for his career-high fifth hit. Matt Kemp singled as the rain began
again and Upton, in what could be his final at-bat with the Padres, sent the
first pitch soaring to right-center for San Diego's first lead.
Afrer Yangervis Solarte grounded out, play was halted again, this time for
2:52. Craig Kimbrel then was perfect in a 5-minute ninth for his 30th save, in
front of just several hundred fans.