MARLINS 7, METS 3

NEW YORK - After their embattled manager had a much-anticipated meeting with ownership yesterday, the New York Mets fizzled on offense in a 7-3 loss to the Florida Marlins.

Earlier in the day, Willie Randolph sat down with owner Fred Wilpon, his son, Jeff, and GM Omar Minaya.

"Willie's job was never in danger going into this meeting," Minaya said.

But Randolph said he was not told that he would manage the Mets for the rest of the season.

Florida 204 000 010–7 10 0

New York 210 000 000–3 9 1

Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

HRamirez ss 3   0   0   0   .300      JReyes ss 4   2   2   2   .276

Hermida rf 5   1   2   1   .268      LCastillo 2b 4   1   2   0   .259

Cantu 3b 4   1   1   0   .277      DWright 3b 4   0   2   0   .281

Jacobs 1b 3   2   1   1   .257      Beltran cf 4   0   2   0   .261

Pinto p 0   0   0   0   .000      Delgado 1b 3   0   0   1   .215

Nelson p 0   0   0   0   ---      Schneider c 3   0   0   0   .259

Uggla 2b 4   1   1   1   .317      NEvans lf 4   0   0   0   .300

LGonzalez lf 4   1   1   3   .280      EnChavez rf 4   0   1   0   .191

Treanor c 5   0   2   1   .289      Pelfrey p 1   0   0   0   .000

JJones cf 3   1   1   0   .125      a-Casanova ph 1   0   0   0   .271

Nolasco p 2   0   0   0   .067      Heilman p 0   0   0   0   ---

Waechter p 0   0   0   0   .000      b-Church ph 1   0   0   0   .309

c-Helms ph-1b 1   0   1   0   .247      Feliciano p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 34   7   10   7         Wise p 0   0   0   0   ---

JoSmith p 0   0   0   0   ---

d-Easley ph 1   0   0   0   .211

Totals 34   3   9   3      

a-lined out for Pelfrey in the 4th. b-grounded out for Heilman in the 6th. c-doubled for Waechter in the 8th. d-grounded out for Smith in the 9th. E: JReyes (7). LOB: Florida 10, New York 7. 2B: Jacobs (10), Uggla (19), LGonzalez (8), Helms (5). HR: JReyes 2 (6), off Nolasco 2. RBIs: Hermida (26), Jacobs (29), Uggla (38), LGonzalez 3 (17), Treanor (12), JReyes 2 (23), Delgado (25). SB: LCastillo (9). S: Nolasco. SF: Delgado. GIDP: Uggla, LCastillo. RLSP: Florida 6 (Hermida, Jacobs 2, LGonzalez 2, Nolasco); New York 4 (DWright, NEvans 3). RA: Hermida, Schneider. DP: Florida 1 (HRamirez, Uggla and Jacobs); New York 2 (JReyes, LCastillo and Delgado), (JReyes and LCastillo).

Fla. walks (8): HRamirez 2, Cantu, Jacobs 2, LGonzalez, JJones 2.

N.Y. walks (2): JReyes, Schneider.

Fla. strikeouts (7): HRamirez, Hermida, Uggla, Treanor 2, Nolasco 2.

N.Y. strikeouts (4): LCastillo, Delgado, NEvans 2.

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Nolasco(W) 5   9   3   3   2   1   80   4.70

Waechter(H) 2   0   0   0   0   1   17   1.40

Pinto 1   0   0   0   0   2   17   1.41

Nelson 1   0   0   0   0   0   16   0.00

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pelfrey(L) 4   6   6   4   3   3   95   5.33

Heilman 2   1   0   0   0   3   25   5.81

Feliciano 1   0   0   0   2   0   16   2.29

Wise 1   2   1   1   2   1   29   6.43

JoSmith 1   1   0   0   1   0   12   3.15

W: Nolasco, 4-3. L: Pelfrey, 2-6. H: Waechter, 4.

IBB:

off Wise (HRamirez) 1, off Pelfrey (JJones) 1.

HBP:

by Pelfrey (Uggla).

Umpires:

Home, Joe West; First, Ed Rapuano; Second, Rob Drake; Third, C.B. Bucknor.

T:

2:59.

A:

51,489 (57,365).

BRAVES 7, DIAMONDBACKS 3

ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira and Atlanta sent Brandon Webb to a different type of streak.

Teixeira drove in four runs as the Braves handed Arizona's Webb his second straight defeat. Webb (9-2) allowed seven runs - four earned - and a season-high 10 hits in 41/3 innings against the Braves. He won his first nine decisions before losing, 3-1, at Florida last Wednesday.

Webb struck out eight, walked three and fell behind, 5-1, in the second.

Manny Acosta (3-1) pitched two hitless innings to win in relief of Jair Jurrjens, who gave up three runs and eight hits in 42/3 innings. Jeff Bennett entered with a 5-3 lead, a man on and two outs in the fifth, and retired Mark Reynolds on a flyout.

Teixeira hit a two-run double in the first and added a two-run single in the second.

Arizona 010 020 000–3 10 1

Atlanta 230 020 00x–7 12 0

Arizona AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Young cf 5   0   0   0   .243      YEscobar ss 5   1   2   0   .310

SDrew ss 5   1   2   0   .281      KJohnson 2b 4   0   1   0   .297

OHudson 2b 3   1   1   2   .300      CJones 3b 3   1   1   0   .416

Tracy 1b 4   0   1   0   .250      Teixeira 1b 4   0   2   4   .267

CSnyder c 4   1   2   0   .275      McCann c 5   1   1   1   .333

Byrnes lf 3   0   1   0   .219      Francoeur rf 4   1   1   0   .262

Scherzer p 0   0   0   0   .000      Norton lf 2   1   0   0   .143

c-Owings ph 1   0   0   0   .286      Diaz lf 1   0   0   0   .248

EGonzalez p 0   0   0   0   .125      GBlanco cf 3   1   3   0   .299

Reynolds 3b 4   0   1   0   .225      Jurrjens p 2   1   0   0   .095

Salazar rf 3   0   2   1   .286      JBennett p 0   0   0   0   .167

Webb p 1   0   0   0   .091      a-Gotay ph 1   0   1   1   .258

CBurke lf 2   0   0   0   .185      Acosta p 0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 35   3   10   3         b-JoReyes ph 0   0   0   0   .000

Boyer p 0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 34   7   12   6      

a-singled for Bennett in the 5th. b-sacrificed for Acosta in the 7th. c-grounded into double play for Scherzer in the 8th. E: Reynolds (9). LOB: Arizona 8, Atlanta 10. 2B: SDrew (12), CSnyder (12), Reynolds (6), Teixeira (14). HR: McCann (9), off Webb; OHudson (4), off Jurrjens. RBIs: OHudson 2 (26), Salazar (8), Teixeira 4 (31), McCann (32), Gotay (1). S: Webb, KJohnson, JoReyes. GIDP: Owings, YEscobar. RLSP: Arizona 4 (Young 2, SDrew, CSnyder); Atlanta 4 (YEscobar, McCann, Francoeur 2). DP: Arizona 1 (Scherzer, SDrew and Tracy); Atlanta 1 (YEscobar, KJohnson and Teixeira).

Arizona walks (2): OHudson, Salazar.

Atlanta walks (5): CJones 2, Teixeira, Norton, GBlanco.

Arizona strikeouts (6): Young 2, SDrew, Byrnes, Webb, CBurke.

Atlanta strikeouts (13): YEscobar 2, KJohnson, CJones, McCann 2, Francoeur 3, Norton 2, Diaz, Jurrjens.

Arizona IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Webb(L) 41/3   10   7   4   3   8   100   3.01

Scherzer 22/3   2   0   0   1   4   38   1.96

EGonzalez 1   0   0   0   1   1   20   6.19

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jurrjens 42/3   8   3   3   2   4   97   2.86

JBennett 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.57

Acosta(W) 2   0   0   0   0   2   25   2.81

Boyer 2   2   0   0   0   0   30   3.94

W: Acosta, 3-1. L: Webb, 9-2.

IR-S: Scherzer 2-0, JBennett 1-0. Umpires: Home, Jim Reynolds; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Fieldin Culbreth.

T: 3:07. A: 29,635 (49,743).

BREWERS 4, NATIONALS 3

WASHINGTON - Pinch-hitter Gabe Kapler singled home the decisive run in the 11th inning as Milwaukee edged Washington.

Prince Fielder led off the 11th with an opposite-field double to left against an exaggerated shift, then moved to third on Corey Hart's sacrifice bunt. After Russell Branyan struck out, Kapler lined the first pitch from Saul Rivera (3-2) to center for an RBI single.

Carlos Villanueva (3-5) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

Dmitri Young hit a disputed solo homer off Brian Shouse in the eighth to tie the game after Fielder's sacrifice fly had given the Brewers a 3-2 lead in the top of the inning.

Washington 110 000 010 00–3 8 1

Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Washington AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Weeks 2b 6   0   1   0   .206      WHarris 2b-3b 5   0   1   0   .172

MCameron cf 4   1   1   0   .248      CGuzman ss 5   1   2   1   .298

Braun lf 5   0   1   0   .281      Boone 3b-1b 5   0   0   0   .303

Fielder 1b 4   1   2   1   .273      DmYoung 1b 4   1   1   1   .226

Hart rf 4   1   2   0   .302      Rauch p 0   0   0   0   .000

Branyan 3b 5   0   0   0   .250      SRivera p 0   0   0   0   ---

Hardy ss 3   1   0   0   .244      c-Nieves ph 1   0   0   0   .320

Villanueva p 0   0   0   0   .143      Milledge cf 5   0   1   0   .242

b-Kapler ph 1   0   1   1   .296      Mackowiak lf 3   0   0   0   .152

Torres p 0   0   0   0   ---      Sanches p 0   0   0   0   ---

Kendall c 3   0   1   1   .276      Hanrahan p 0   0   0   0   .000

Sheets p 2   0   0   0   .125      FLopez 2b 1   0   0   0   .249

a-Dillon ph 1   0   0   0   .286      Dukes rf 4   1   1   0   .119

Shouse p 0   0   0   0   ---      Flores c 4   0   2   1   .340

Dillard p 0   0   0   0   ---      Bergmann p 2   0   0   0   .000

Counsell ss 1   0   0   0   .226      Manning p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 39   4   9   3         Langerhans lf 2   0   0   0   .000

Totals 41   3   8   3      

a-safe on error for Sheets in the 7th. b-singled for Villanueva in the 11th. c-grounded out for Rivera in the 11th. E: DmYoung (2). LOB: Milwaukee 9, Washington 5. 2B: MCameron (7), Braun (15), Fielder (11), Milledge (14), Dukes (2), Flores (9). HR: DmYoung (1), off Shouse; CGuzman (5), off Sheets. RBIs: Fielder (25), Kapler (16), Kendall (16), CGuzman (20), DmYoung (4), Flores (10). SB: MCameron (3), Hart (9), Kapler (3). S: Hart. SF: Fielder. GIDP: Weeks. RLSP: Milwaukee 5 (Weeks 2, Fielder, Hart, Sheets); Washington 4 (Boone 2, Dukes, Bergmann). RA: Braun 2, Fielder. DP: Washington 1 (CGuzman and DmYoung).

Milwaukee walks (5): MCameron, Hardy, Kendall 2, Counsell.

Milwaukee strikeouts (12): Weeks 2, Hart 2, Branyan 4, Hardy, Sheets 2, Counsell.

Washington strikeouts (15): WHarris 2, Boone 2, DmYoung, Milledge, FLopez, Dukes 2, Flores 2, Bergmann 2, Langerhans 2.

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Sheets 6   7   2   2   0   6   86   2.93

Shouse 12/3   1   1   1   0   3   21   2.65

Dillard 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00

Villanueva(W) 2   0   0   0   0   5   27   6.06

Torres(S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   2.90

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bergmann 52/3   4   0   0   1   8   93   4.50

Manning(H) 2/3   1   1   1   0   1   10   5.40

Sanches(BS) 0   1   1   0   1   0   10   0.00

Hanrahan 12/3   0   1   1   1   1   24   3.86

Rauch 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   2.45

SRivera(L) 2   3   1   1   2   2   44   4.26

W: Villanueva, 3-5. L: SRivera, 3-2. S: Torres, 3. H: Manning, 1. BS: Sanches, 1.

Sanches pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. IR-S: Sanches 1-1, Hanrahan 2-0, Manning 1-0. WP: Manning. PB–Flores. Umpires: Home, Jerry Meals; First, Bill Miller; Second, Paul Emmel; Third, Gary Darling.

T: 3:14. A: 28,552 (41,888).

CUBS 3, DODGERS 1

CHICAGO - Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez homered to back Ryan Dempster as Chicago defeated Los Angeles.

Lee hit a two-run drive in the first inning off Chad Billingsley (4-6) for his 250th career home run, and Ramirez added a solo homer against Scott Proctor in the eighth.

Dempster (6-2) gave the bullpen some rest after the Cubs combined to use 11 relievers in consecutive extra-inning losses at Pittsburgh. He allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings before Bob Howry and Kerry Wood finished.

Dempster gave up a run-scoring infield single to Juan Pierre in the fifth, then escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth, striking out Blake DeWitt on a check swing before retiring Luis Maza on a flyout.

The Dodgers' Andre Ethier singled with out in the ninth, but Wood struck out Russell Martin and Chin-Iung Hu for his 11th save in 15 chances.

Billingsley allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Pierre lf 4   0   2   1   .292      ASoriano lf 2   0   0   0   .273

Ethier rf 5   0   2   0   .302      Theriot ss 3   1   1   0   .309

Martin c 5   0   1   0   .310      DLee 1b 4   1   1   2   .300

Kent 2b 4   0   3   0   .242      ArRamirez 3b 4   1   2   1   .299

1-Hu pr-ss 1   0   0   0   .185      Fukudome rf 4   0   0   0   .294

MaSweeney 1b 4   0   0   0   .100      Soto c 4   0   0   0   .299

Kemp cf 3   1   2   0   .315      Edmonds cf 3   0   1   0   .173

Dewitt 3b 3   0   0   0   .299      Derosa 2b 3   0   1   0   .315

Maza ss 2   0   0   0   .438      Dempster p 2   0   0   0   .143

c-Loney ph 1   0   0   0   .274      b-Hoffpauir ph 1   0   1   0   .400

Proctor p 0   0   0   0   ---      Howry p 0   0   0   0   .000

Billingsley p 2   0   0   0   .111      KWood p 0   0   0   0   ---

a-Tiffee ph 1   0   0   0   .500      Totals 30   3   7   3      

Park p 0   0   0   0   .000

d-DeYng ph-2b 1   0   0   0   .259

Totals 36   1   10   1      

a-grounded out for Billingsley in the 7th. b-singled for Dempster in the 7th. c-struck out for Maza in the 8th. d-flied out for Park in the 8th.1-ran for Kent in the 8th. LOB: Los Angeles 12, Chicago 6. 2B: Ethier (11), Kemp 2 (11). HR: ArRamirez (9), off Proctor; DLee (12), off Billingsley. RBIs: Pierre (17), DLee 2 (36), ArRamirez (36). SB: Pierre (19). GIDP: Fukudome. RLSP: Los Angeles 8 (Ethier, Martin, Hu, MaSweeney, Maza 2, DeYoung 2); Chicago 4 (Theriot 2). RA: Ethier, MaSweeney, Dewitt. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Billingsley, Martin and MaSweeney).

L.A. walks (4): Pierre, Kemp, Dewitt, Maza.

Chicago walks (3): ASoriano 2, Theriot.

L.A. strikeouts (6): Martin, Hu, Kemp, Dewitt, Loney, Billingsley.

Chicago strikeouts (11): ASoriano, DLee 2, ArRamirez, Fukudome 2, Soto, Edmonds, Derosa 2, Dempster.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Billingsley(L) 6   4   2   2   2   7   83   3.68

Park 1   2   0   0   1   1   26   2.10

Proctor 1   1   1   1   0   3   21   5.25

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Dempster(W) 7   7   1   1   3   3   117   2.56

Howry(H) 1   2   0   0   1   1   24   5.00

KWood(S) 1   1   0   0   0   2   18   3.38

W: Dempster, 6-2. L: Billingsley, 4-6. S: KWood, 11. H: Howry, 7.

IBB: off Howry (Dewitt) 1. Umpires: Home, Mike Reilly; First, Bob Davidson; Second, Alfonso Marquez; Third, Andy Fletcher.

T: 2:51. A: 41,583 (41,160).