Delgado, Castro lead Mets' hit parade against Dodgers

Getting into the act: All 16 position players who started for the Dodgers and Mets got at least one hit and all eight Mets starters scored at least one run. Among the Mets starting position players, only ex-Dodger Shawn Green failed to drive in a run.

Mounds of trouble: Tom Glavine was seeking his 299th career win, but didn't factor into the decision. He pitched two innings, allowing six runs (including two homers) on 10 hits. For the Dodgers, Derek Lowe was even worse, pitching three innings and allowing eight runs on 10 hits in a losing performance.

Figure this: The Dodgers lose despite 19 hits, marking the first time that's happened since May 24, 1973 at home against the Mets.

Quotable: "Some nights it just doesn't matter what you do, it's not meant to be. It felt like when I made good pitches, they laid off them and when I made bad ones, they hit them." -- Glavine, on his rough outing

-- ESPN.com news services

Mets 13, Dodgers 9

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was a night to forget for Tom Glavine and
Derek Lowe, who both tossed surprising clunkers in a pitching
matchup that appeared stellar on paper.

Glavine and Lowe each turned in season-worst outings, with both
failing to notch any strikeouts.

"I would have bet a paycheck that wasn't going to happen, but
that goes to show you, that's baseball," Glavine said. "If I'm
going to pitch crappy and we win, it's a whole lot easier to deal

Carlos Delgado and Ramon Castro hit consecutive home runs in the
sixth, Carlos Beltran added a solo shot in the eighth and the NL
East-leading New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-9
Thursday night.

Everyone in the lineup scored in the Mets' highest-scoring game
of the season. The teams combined for 35 hits, including a
season-high 19 by the Dodgers.

"They say it's contagious. People start hitting and next thing
you know it doesn't matter, whoever comes up gets a hit," Delgado
said. "You try to avoid that when you're at the receiving end, but
when you're at the giving end, you try to enjoy it as much as you

Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run and Jeff Kent homered for the
Dodgers, who lost for the second time in three games to drop into a
first-place tie with San Diego for the NL West lead.

"You've got to be patient with Glavine because he never gives
in," Kemp said. "He was making some pretty good pitches, but it
just wasn't working for him, I guess. We kind of had his number and
we were hitting the ball pretty hard."

Aaron Sele (3-0) allowed one run on two hits in three innings in
relief of Glavine. He walked two and struck out one.

With Glavine and Lowe on the mound, "you expect a 2-1, 3-2
game," Sele said. "That's the thing about baseball. You come to
the park not knowing what you're going to get."

Rudy Seanez served up Delgado's 16th homer and Castro's sixth,
extending the Mets' lead to 12-7.

Beltran led off the eighth with his 17th homer off Mark
Hendrickson, the Dodgers' fifth pitcher of the game, that made it

New York jumped all over Lowe (8-9) in the first, scoring six
runs on six hits as the Mets batted around.

"I'd describe it as live batting practice," Lowe said. "I
made a ton of mistakes and they capitalized on every single one."

David Wright hit a two-run double, Castro had an RBI single,
Shawn Green added a two-run single and Ruben Gotay's RBI single
capped the scoring binge. Kemp charged the ball hit into right
field by Green and it rolled under his glove for an error that led
to two runs.

Glavine gave up consecutive singles to open the bottom of the
first and the runners scored on Luis Gonzalez' single.

Glavine, two victories away from 300, allowed six runs on 10
hits in two-plus innings and walked one in his shortest outing of
the season. The 41-year-old left-hander made just 68 pitches.

"Some nights it just doesn't matter what you do, it's not meant
to be," he said. "It felt like when I made good pitches, they
laid off them and when I made bad ones, they hit them."

Lowe allowed nine runs on a season-high-tying 10 hits in three
innings, his shortest outing since Sept. 20, 2005, against Arizona.
He walked three in losing his third straight decision.

"That's a good hitting team and the results were extremely
ugly," he said.

Los Angeles twice closed within three runs on pinch hits. Olmedo
Saenz's sacrifice fly made it 9-6 in the third and Wilson Betemit's
RBI single left the Dodgers trailing 10-7 in the fifth.

Game notes
Glavine also had no strikeouts in an 11-8 loss to the New
York Yankees on June 16. ... The Dodgers allowed back-to-back
homers for the third time this season. ... Tom Hanks, Ray Romano
and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attended the game. ... RHP Roberto
Hernandez made his Dodger debut in the seventh, pitching one inning
a day after having his contract purchased.