Mets 8, Giants 7(10)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
Scott Hairston planned to relax and watch a little television when he got back to the hotel. He'll go sleep thinking he will remain with New York the rest of the season.
''I can't predict the future but I'm content where I'm at,'' Hairston said of trade rumors. ''I'm expecting to be in the dugout tomorrow.''
The Giants have lost five in a row, all at home, and were coming off a sweep by Los Angeles. San Francisco still leads the NL West by one percentage point over the Dodgers.
''A lot of things happened in that game,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We swung the bats better but we also made mistakes that came back to get us.''
''We've had a lot of late-inning rallies, a lot of two-out hits,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''For two years in a row Manny has been an outstanding pitcher. I told him to relax and make some pitches.''
Josh Edgin (1-0) got his first major league victory.
Hairston has 14 home runs against the Giants, his most versus any team. Romo was tagged for four runs, matching what he had allowed in his previous 30 2-3 innings.
''I just try to do the best I can against everybody,'' Hairston said. ''It just happens to be the Giants I have a lot of success against.''
Bobby Parnell gave up Posey's double and Edgin allowed Schierholtz's tying hit, giving the Mets their 17th blown save.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner gave up two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out nine.
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner allowed four runs on 10 hits over 5 2-3 innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Scutaro's sacrifice fly in the third gave the Giants a 1-0 lead.
NOTES: Mets OF Mike Baxter was activated from the disabled list after OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo following Sunday's game in Arizona. ... Andres Torres has hit safely in 11 straight road games. ... Cedeno's double was the Mets' 201st of the season, which trails only the Boston Red Sox. ... Two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum (4-11, 5.88) goes for the Giants on Tuesday night. He's beaten the Mets in his last four starts against them. ... RHP Matt Harvey (1-0, 0.00) will make his second major league appearance for the Mets. ... Aubrey Huff recorded his first RBI since June 2. ... Mets OF Jason Bay ended a 0-for-23 streak with a sixth-inning single, just shy of his career worst 0-for-24. ... Matt Cain became the first Giants pitcher to score a run as a pinch runner since Brad Hennessey in 2008.