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Big inning propels Mets over Padres

The New York Mets scored six runs in the eighth inning to break open the game and go on and defeat the San Diego Padres 7-2 Thursday night.

New York came into the road contest listed at +135 odds. The total runs scored went OVER the posted over/under (7.5).

Slugger Carlos Delgado hit a two-run homer and went 2-4 at the plate as the Mets win game one of a four-game stand against the Padres.

Dave Roberts went 2-3 with an RBI as the Padres have a record of 6-9 in the early stages of the season.

Duaner Sanchez pitched to two batters and gave up no hits or runs as he was credited with the win. Scott Linebrink gave up three runs from three hits to fall to 1-2 on the season.