New York Mets defeat Cincinnati Reds, 9-7

CINCINNATI - Francisco Rodriguez recorded a single-season record 62 saves last season.

So was there really any reason for concern Wednesday night?

You betcha.

Channeling his inner-Billy Wagner, and with some assistance from first-base ump Bill Welke, K-Rod issued a pair of walks and allowed the Reds to load the bases with one out in the ninth while protecting a two-run lead.

He ultimately struck out Alex Gonzalez and retired Laynce Nix on a flyout to the warning t...

CINCINNATI - Carlos Delgado had one of those games Wednesday night when the ball and the plot lines kept finding him all over the field, beginning to end.

He turned on a fat, low inside fastball from Edinson Volquez in the first inning Wednesday night and drove it 438 feet for a two-run homer - two-thirds up the stands in right field. He knocked in four runs altogether during a 9-7 victory, and then got called on a rare foot fault by umpire Bill Welke in the ninth innin...