May 14, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A view of batting practice baseballs before a game between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Amazin' Look Back: June 15th, 1973: Mets Top Padres 5-2

Tonight at Shea Stadium, in front of 27,524 fans, the Mets topped the Padres 5-2 to win their third game in a row.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a John Milner RBI ground out.  The Padres tied things at 1 in the top of the fourth, but the Mets answered right back in the bottom half when Ron Hodges lifted a sacrifice fly that put them back in front 2-1.  That’s where the score remained until the top of the seventh, when the Padres evened things at 2 when Cito Gaston blasted a leadoff homer.

In the bottom of the eighth, Wayne Garrett smoked a three run homer to put the Mets ahead 5-2 and close out the scoring.

Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Padres 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 1
Mets 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 10 0

New York Mets

San Diego Padres

1. Willie Mays, CF 1. Gene Locklear, LF
2. Felix Millan, 2B 2. Jerry Morales, CF
3. Rusty Staub, RF 3. Dwain Anderson, 3B
4. John Milner, 1B 4. Nate Colbert, 1B
5. Ed Kranepool, LF 5. Cito Gaston, RF
6. Wayne Garrett, 3B 6. Fred Kendall, C
7. Jim Fregosi, SS 7. Derrel Thomas, SS
8. Ron Hodges, C 8. Rich Morales, 2B
9. Jon Matlack, P 9. Steve Arlin, P

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their three game set against San Diego tomorrow at Shea Stadium.


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