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Mets-Dodgers Final Score: New York Falls Again To Los Angeles, 8-5

The New York Mets (47-47) are free-falling, losing once again on Saturday afternoon to the Los Angeles Dodgers (51-44) at Citi Field, this time by an 8-5 score.

With the defeat, the Mets fall to .500 for the first time since they were 8-8 all the way back on April 23.

Miguel Batista (1-3, 4.82 ERA) got the start and was knocked around in three innings, surrendering four runs (all earned) on five hits and three walks. Jeremy Hefner didn't fair much better in relieving Batista, giving up two runs in as many innings.

R.A. Dickey also made a cameo appearance out of the bullpen and was hit hard, allowing a two-run homer to Juan Uribe in his only inning of work. New York had scored a pair of runs to close the gap to one in the bottom of the eighth before Uribe restored the cushion.

The only Mets with multiple hits were Ronny Cedeno and Scott Hairston, both collecting two on the afternoon. Cedeno blasted New York's lone home run of the day, his second of the year.

Chris Capuano picked up his 10th win of 2012 for the Dodgers, throwing seven solid innings, only watching three runs go on the scoreboard.

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