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Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada fires a throw over (Credit: AP)

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada fires a throw over the head of San Diego's Alexi Amarista. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Mets vs. Padres

The Mets and Padres split the first two games of a three-game set at Petco Park.

Ruben Tejada slides around San Diego Padres catcher
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Ruben Tejada slides around San Diego Padres catcher John Baker while scoring on a base hit by Ike Davis. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Mike Baxter tosses his bat as he heads
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Mike Baxter tosses his bat as he heads to first base with his fourth consecutive walk during the seventh inning. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Mike Baxter heads to first after getting the
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Mike Baxter heads to first after getting the Mets-record of five walks in a nine inning game. (Aug. 4, 2012)

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Ruben Tejada slides to score a run. (Aug.
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Ruben Tejada slides to score a run. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Andres Torres gets tagged by San Diego Padres
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Andres Torres gets tagged by San Diego Padres catcher John Baker after striking out with the bases loaded in the fifth inning. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner works against the San
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Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning. (Aug. 4, 2012)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez works
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez works during the second inning of a game against the Mets. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Jordany Valdespin dives into second base head-first with
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Jordany Valdespin dives into second base head-first with a two-run double. (Aug. 4, 2012)

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Jordany Valdespin heads out of the batters' box
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Jordany Valdespin heads out of the batters' box as he watches his two-run double fly into the right field corner. (Aug. 5, 2012)

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada fires a throw over
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Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada fires a throw over the head of San Diego's Alexi Amarista. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Home plate umpire Mark Carlson makes the call
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Home plate umpire Mark Carlson makes the call as Mets catcher Josh Thole fields a foul bunt by Padres pitcher Clayton Richard. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia goes into the
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Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia goes into the right field corner to snare a deep fly hit by Jason Bay during the fourth inning. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Ronny Cedeno drives a hard grounder up the
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Ronny Cedeno drives a hard grounder up the middle to score David Wright from third base. (Aug. 3, 2012)

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Scott Hairston is tagged out at third base
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Scott Hairston is tagged out at third base by Padres third baseman Chase Headley as umpire Chris Convoy watches during the fourth inning. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Mets starter R.A. Dickey releases a pitch during
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Mets starter R.A. Dickey releases a pitch during a game against the San Diego Padre. (Aug. 3, 2012)

San Diego's Carlos Quentin spreads his arms as
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San Diego's Carlos Quentin spreads his arms as he tries to slide into second base. (Aug. 3, 2012)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard works
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard works against the Mets during the first inning. (Aug. 3, 2012)

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