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NEW YORK -- Wearing their battleship gray uniforms suitable for cleaning up attics, the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks swept away the defending NL champion New York Mets. Ryan Kesler Jersey .Arizona rattled Noah Syndergaard with four more stolen bases, then broke open the game in a six-run sixth inning that included Chris Owings bases-loaded triple and rolled to a 9-0 rout on Thursday that completed a three-game sweep.The Diamondbacks were a band on the run with 13 stolen bases in the series -- one shy of Baltimores season total.Weve been on defense when other teams do it. You just start to get frustrated, said Paul Goldschmidt, who reached base five times and swiped second and third in the fifth inning.Braden Shipley (2-1), making his fourth big league start, pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, struck out seven and walked one. Zack Godley and Dominic Leone finished the five-hitter.Arizona set a franchise record for steals in a series, topping its 10 in a four-game set against Miami in 2009. In the fourth inning, Socrates Brito swiped third and Shipley later stole second without a throw.Maybe not the smartest decision sliding headfirst, Shipley said. It was just kind of instinctual for me.Runners have swiped 36 bases in 40 tries against Syndergaard this year and are 51 for 56 against him in his career, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Mets have allowed a big league-high 102 steals, including 20 off rookie Steven Matz, who is second behind Syndergaard.Its real easy for the baserunners to predict when Im going to home and when Im going to able to pick off. Its really mechanical, Syndergaard said.After brushing aside Syndergaard (9-7) on the humid, 93-degree afternoon, the Diamondbacks began their burst against Jon Niese with a leadoff homer by Tuffy Gosewisch, who had tripled in a run an inning earlier. Owings singled, doubled and tripled for his second straight three-hit game.Arizona has won four straight following an 8-26 slide. With its first sweep at the Mets since 2002 in Shea Stadium, the Diamondbacks improved to 29-27 on the road; they are 19-39 at home, where their retractable roof is usually closed.Some of the ballparks bode better for them, Arizona manager Chip Hale said of his pitchers. The weather, the humidity helps the guys balls move. But we have to do better. This is something thats not going to be acceptable for us. We have to play better at home.New York, which began the day 2 1/2 games back for the NLs second wild card, dropped to 10-16 since the All-Star Game and at 57-57 is down to .500 for the first time since a 7-7 mark in April.Fourteen of New Yorks last 15 batters made out, and the Mets -- missing injured Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, David Wright and Jose Reyes -- managed five runs and 17 hits in the series. They have the lowest batting average in the major leagues and were shut out for the ninth time.Syndergaard allowed three runs and eight hits -- including three doubles and a triple, dropping to 0-4 in his last six starts. Britos opposite-field double to left, Gosewischs opposite-field triple to right and Shipleys RBI single -- all over or through a drawn-in infield -- built a 3-0 lead.Manager Terry Collins held a team meeting after the game.Kind of allowed us to click the refresh button, Syndergaard said.RARE SWIPESShipley joined Arizonas Zack Greinke and San Diegos Edwin Jackson as the only pitchers with stolen bases in the major leagues this season. Shipley is the second Diamondbacks pitcher with an RBI and steal in the same game after Joe Saunders against Houston on Sept. 4, 2010. Arizona had the most steals for a team in any series since Texas swiped 13 over three games at the Los Angeles Angels from Aug. 5-7, 2013.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: Dr. Don Sheridan, the Diamondbacks orthopedic hand specialist, operated Thursday to stabilize a tendon in the left wrist of OF David Peralta, who crashed into the outfield wall in Arizona on Aug. 5. Hale said Peralta should be ready to start spring training. ... LHP Andrew Chafin (shoulder tendinitis) pitched a hitless inning for Class A Visalia on Wednesday night and could return to the Diamondbacks for Mondays homestand opener against the Mets. ... OF Yasmany Tomas (neck) missed the entire series.UP NEXTDiamondbacks: Patrick Corbin (4-11) is to start at Fenway Park, where David Price (9-8) will be on the mound for Boston. Teemu Selanne Jersey . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. Fake Ducks Jerseys . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Tom Pernice Jr. won the first playoff event in PGA Tour Champions history, beating Colin Montgomerie by a stroke Sunday at Sherwood in the PowerShares QQQ Championship.The 57-year-old Pernice closed with a 2-under 70 in breezy and rainy conditions, breaking a tie for the lead with Montgomerie with an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-4 14th and adding a 15-footer on the par-3 15th.I hit two beautiful irons, Pernice said. I hit a beautiful 7-iron on 15 and it just worked out perfect. And then I couldnt have drawn it up any better, I just cut a 6-iron back against the wind beautifully on 15 and man, it turned out beautiful.Pernice bogeyed the par-3 17th and two-putted for par from 15 feet on the par-4 18th.I kind of got a little careless there at 17, Pernice said. Made it a little interesting.The former UCLA player overcame a bogey-double bogey start Friday to win for the fifth time on the 50-and-over tour, ending a drought that stretched to the 2014 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The two-time PGA Tour winner had a 13-under 203 total. He had a 69 on Friday, and shot 64 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Brandt Jobe.To be able to come back and shoot 13 to win was very special, Pernice said.Montgomerie parred the final five holes for a 70. The 53-year-old Scot won a month ago in British Columbia for his fourth tour title.Especially the start it got very breezy, Montgomerie said. First nine was very, very difficult. Just miserable.Pernice had a different take on the conditions.Whenever you get a little moisture in southern California, youd better take it, he said. Sam Steel Jersey. .Scott Dunlap was third at 10 under after a 67. The top 72 on the money list earned spots at Sherwood, and the top 54 advanced to the Dominion Charity Classic next week in Richmond, Virginia.The field will be cut to 36 for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. Each dollar earned in the first two events is worth two points. At the Charles Schwab Championship, points will be reset so that the top five only have to win to capture the Charles Schwab Cup.Pernice earned $305,000 -- and 610 points -- to jump from 32nd to ninth in the standings.Its been a little bit of an up and down year, but I just kept telling myself, Keep working hard and keep plugging away.Pernice said Its not always how you start but if you finish well you can have a great year.Lee Janzen got the final spot in Richmond, edging Brad Bryant by 331 points. Janzen tied for 25th at 2 under, and shot a 66 to tie for 45th at 3 over.Charles Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer withdrew before the start Friday because of a left knee injury. The 59-year-old German star also leads with four victories and has wrapped up the season money title with $2,697,459. Montgomerie moved into second place in the standings. Jobe tied for 10th at 6 under after a 77.Fred Couples had a 77 to tie for 37th at 1 over in his first tournament in eight months. The 57-year-old Couples was sidelined by a chronic back injury. He opened with rounds of 68 and 72. ' ' '
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