Mets Vs. Dodgers Final Score: New York Loses In 12 Innings, 8-3

The New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-3, in 12 innings on Sunday at Citi Field. The Mets dropped all three games in the three-game set.

The Dodgers scored first when Juan Rivera hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. The Mets put one run across in the bottom of the inning on a Josh Thole RBI single. Andre Ethier's RBI single gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning. Dale Murphy got one run back for New York in the seventh inning on an RBI single. Ike Davis' ground out to first in the ninth inning allowed Ruben Tejada to score.

After the 10th and 11th innings went by without any runs scored, the Dodgers exploded for five runs in the top of the 12th. Matt Treanor hit a two RBI single which was followed by a Luis Cruz RBI single and a two-RBI double by Adam Kennedy.

Jon Niese got the start for the Mets and went seven innings, giving up eight hits and three earned runs while striking out three batters. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Dodgers and went 4 1/3 innings. Eovaldi struck out a season-high seven batters while giving up seven hits and one earned run. The Dodgers brought in Javy Guerra to close out the ninth but he gave up two hits, a walk and an earned run which extended the game to extra innings. All five of the earned runs in the 12th inning were given up by Ramon Ramirez, who also gave up five hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings. Ramirez took the loss. Josh Wall got the win for the Dodgers for pitching a scoreless 11th inning. He allowed only one hit.

The Mets (47-48) will begin their next series on July 23 against the Washington Nationals (55-39) at Citi Field.


Final - 7.22.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 8
New York Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3

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