Mets 8, Reds 3
Johnny Cueto gave up three runs in the first inning. He gave up two doubles and a triple.
Cueto settled in, only allowing one hit in the second through fourth. The fifth was not so good. He gave up a pair of home runs -- a two-run shot to Carlos Beltran and solo shot to Ryan Church.
Another rough outing: 4 1/3, 8 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts.
The Reds scored three in the sixth, but the bullpen gave up in the bottom of the inning.
The Reds batted out of order in the ninth. David Ross went up and hit in the eighth spot. He made an out. Mets manager Willie Randolph pointed it out to the umpires. That led to a 12-minute delay while they sorted things out. Corey Patterson, who actually in the eighth spot, was credited with an out. Ross went back up and singled.
"It's my fault," Dusty Baker said. "It was on the board with Patterson first and on my card, but I didn't check it."