Unknown Marlin beats Mets with blast
MIAMI ó Pedro Martinez slowly walked off the mound. The New York Mets have no idea how long before heíll return.
Robert Andinoís first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning gave the Florida Marlins a 5-4 win over the Mets on Tuesday night after Martinez departed with a leg injury.
Already coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Martinez limped away with a strained left hamstring in the fourth inning, after just 57 pitches.
iHe said he felt kind of a pop,î Mets manager Willie Randolph said.
Martinez, who was not available for comment, will fly back to New York on Wednesday for an MRI exam. He left before the game was over, meaning he didnít see Andinoís homer ó which would have made him feel even worse.
Andino had just six extra-base hits and three RBIs in his first 81 major league at-bats, but hit the game-winner 371 feet to left field off Matt Wise (0-1), the sixth Mets pitcher.
Rockies 2, Cardinals 1
ST. LOUIS ó Third baseman Troy Glausí throwing error allowed the tying run to score and Jayson Nix walked with the bases loaded in a two-run eighth as Colorado began the defense of its NL pennant.
Padres 2, Astros 1
SAN DIEGO ó Trevor Hoffman is back ó saving games, that is. The 40-year-old Hoffman earned his 525th career save on Tuesday night, pitching the ninth inning.
As is usual with Hoffmann, it wasnít without some drama. Hunter Pence beat out an infield single before Hoffman struck out Lance Berkman to end the game.
It was Hoffmanís first since blowing two saves over the final three games last season, including in an epic 13-inning, 9-8 loss to the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card tiebreaker game on Oct. 1 at Coors Field.
Scott Hairston hit a two-run run homer to carry Chris Young and the Padres to their second straight victory.
Dodgers 3, Giants 2
LOS ANGELES ó Rafael Furcal scored from second on pinch hitter Delwyn Youngís infield hit with two outs in the ninth. Furcal hit a one-out single and Russell Martin walked before Andre Ethier struck out. Young, followed by grounding a 2-2 pitch between first and second.