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the 37th game without a miscue in his career.

NEW YORK -- For eight innings, the New York Mets made embarrassing mistakes, squandered chances and looked almost totally adrift. Nike Free RN Distance . That all got wiped away with a four-run bottom of the ninth. Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer after Marlon Byrd got it started with a leadoff shot and the Mets salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon, startling the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday. "Winning is a good feeling no matter what your record," David Wright said. "And a win is a win, no matter how it happens." Jeremy Hefner had another good start for the Mets, and it looked as if this one, too, would be for naught. He allowed one earned run, on a single by Alfonso Soriano, and struck out five in five innings. "Im happy for Kirk, happy for the team," Hefner said. "We came in intent on winning." Matt Garza pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cubs scored twice on a madcap play that featured three bad throws by Mets infielders, giving Chicago a 3-0 lead. "A win doesnt fix all your issues," Mets manager Terry Collins said. The Mets had lost 10 of 12 entering the game and appeared headed for a three-game sweep at the hands of the Cubs. They also went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position before Nieuwenhuis shot. Nevertheless, "if this cant be used as a spark, what can we do?" Collins said. But New York came back against Carlos Marmol (2-4) in the ninth, starting with Byrds home run. Nieuwenhuis connected with one out. "When you blow a save, you lost the game. Its tough," Marmol said. Bobby Parnell (5-3) pitched the top of the ninth after a scoreless eighth by David Aardsma and two scoreless innings from Carlos Torres, called up from Triple-A the night before. "Everyones focus is on the bullpen holding a lead," Aardsma said. "But we have to come in and keep the team in a game, cant give up another run. And today, because we did, the bats were able to come through in the ninth." Garza gave up three hits and struck out five, and was all set up for his second win in five starts this season. The Cubs had used closer Kevin Gregg on four consecutive days and manager Dale Sveum turned to Marmol, who had been unseated as closer earlier this season. Marmol continued to test Cubs fans patience by allowing a long homer to Byrd before walking Lucas Duda. After a visit from Sveum, he pitched John Buck low and away, eventually yielding an opposite-field single. Omar Quintanilla sacrificed the runners ahead and Marmol peered into the Cubs dugout. Marmol remained in the game, however, and Nieuwenhuis took him deep off the facing of the second deck in right field. Nieuwenhuis recently was promoted to the majors after slumping earlier this season and getting demoted to Triple-A. Garza bounced back nicely from his last time out, when he allowed nine earned runs and 11 hits. He got some help when the Mets ping-ponged the ball around the infield in the fifth inning. Soriano came to the plate with two outs and the Cubs up 1-0 after Starlin Castro singled and Nate Schierholtz walked. Wright made a diving stop to his left at third base on Sorianos hard grounder, then sailed his throw over the head of first baseman Daniel Murphy. The ball bounced off the wall back to Murphy and he picked it up and fired off-balance home, trying to stop Castro from scoring. Murphys throw went past Buck at the plate, bonked off a wall and caromed toward third. Omar Quintanilla was there, having come over from shortstop to back up the original play, and he sprinted in and flipped the ball toward the plate. That throw skittered wide, too, prompting the third groan in a row from the crowd, each one louder than the last. They stayed restless until Byrds at bat in the ninth, when Byrds 11th homer of the season got them back cheering again. They stayed that way all the way through to Nieuwenhuis big home run. "You dont forget about this. You build off of it, remember how much fun it is coming in the clubhouse, the celebration" Byrd said. "That plane rides going to be nice and relaxing, so you try to build off it and keep winning games." NOTES: Garza walked two and hit a batter. ... The Mets head to Atlanta for a five-game series with the Braves that will include a doubleheader on Tuesday. On Monday, RHP Dillon Gee (5-6) is expected to start for New York against Tim Hudson (4-6). The Cubs will be at St. Louis, where Travis Wood (5-5) is set to face Shelby Miller (7-4) of the Cardinals. ... A fan caught a foul ball backhanded in the second inning, pumped his fist and got a big cheer from the crowd. Nike Free Rn Distance Running Shoe . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. Nike Vapormax For Sale . "We have always prided ourselves on the way we play defence. Having two big pieces back is going to be a key for us moving forward for years to come," said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. http://www.pelerr.com/ .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. When No. 24 Iowa State hosts Mount St. Marys on Monday night at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, the unofficial promotion will be family reunion night.Cyclones senior Nazareth Mitrou-Long will face Mountaineers sophomore Elijah Long in a matchup of older brother vs. younger brother. About 20 family and friends, hailing mostly from their home of Mississauga, Ontario, are expected to be part of a sellout crowd.Its going to be a neat thing, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said of the siblings meeting. Im glad we could make this happen for both of them.Mitrou-Longs team is a heavy favorite, and for good reason. While the Cyclones opened their season Friday night with a 113-71 rout of Savannah State, Mount St. Marys absorbed an 87-59 pounding that evening at No. 20 West Virginia.The brothers play key roles for their teams. Mitrou-Long recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in his opener, making a bid for the fifth triple-double in program history. Long contributed 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in his first game of the season.Mitrou-Longs return to health is a key factor for Iowa State, which should threaten Kansas and West Virginia for the Big 12 title. Mitrou-Long played in just eight games last year before persistent pain from offseason hip surgery shut down his season and forced him to take a medical redshirt.Hes our emotional leader, Prohm said of Mitrou-Long. Hes full speed all the time. Youd rather slow a guy down than have to speed one up.Not much was slowing down the Cyclones on Friday night. Although Prohmm wasnt thrilled with their 20 turnovers, they shot better than 55 percent from the floor and registered 31 assists, their best single-game total since 1994. Nike Free RN Distance 2. Preseason All-America selection Monte Morris recorded 11 helpers and 21 points in 26 minutes without a turnover, the 37th game without a miscue in his career. Morris is on track to join Jeff Hornacek as the only players in school history with 1,000 points, 600 assists and 200 steals. He needs only 38 assists and 25 steals to get there.While Iowa State will look to fine-tune such things as ball security and defense, the Mountaineers are merely making the next stop on a brutal nine-game road trip to start their season. Coach Jamion Christian is looking at the journey as an opportunity to make needed improvements before getting into Northeast Conference play.Were always big believers in challenging our team, he said after the loss at West Virginia. If we can learn from these experiences along the way, were going to be right where we need to be at.You know, were not in the Big 12, so everything for us in our league is going to be measured at the end of the season. Weve always done a great job at getting better at it. Well use this experience here and this road trip to really continue to improve.Mount St. Marys will be meeting the Cyclones for the first time. The Mountaineers were tabbed to finish fourth in the NEC preseason coaches poll.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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