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NL GAME OF THE DAY

Giants beat Mets in 10 innings

Outcome overshadowed when New York's Wright is beaned by San Francisco's Cain.

August 16, 2009|Associated Press

NEW YORK — A masterful pitching duel turned ugly after David Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Matt Cain, and Bengie Molina homered in the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.

Cain and fellow All-Star Johan Santana were locked in a scoreless matchup at Citi Field until the fourth inning, when Cain nailed Wright with a 94-mph fastball. Seemingly rattled, Cain gave up a run before settling down and pitching into the eighth, when the Mets tied it at 4-4.

Molina, who'd been hit by Santana in retaliation, led off the 10th with a drive to left off Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez (2-4), who was pitching his second inning.

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