NEW YORK (AP) -- Winning at Shea Stadium made Sunday extra
special for Paul Wilson.
Wilson defeated his former team for the first time, and Jose
Guillen hit a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning to lead the
Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 8-5."I'll always have a special place in my heart for New York.
This where I first pitched in the big leagues and I wish things had
worked out differently," Wilson said.Wilson (6-8) made his second start and third career appearance
against the team that selected him with the first pick of the 1994
amateur draft. Traded by the Mets to Tampa Bay in July 2000, he
signed with Cincinnati in January.Wilson allowed five runs and eight hits in seven innings,
falling behind 2-1 in the first."In that first inning, I felt like I had to go out and get
loose again," Wilson said. "I felt I got better."Felix Heredia pitched the eighth, and Scott Williamson finished
for his 21st save in 26 chances.Guillen had three RBI, Aaron Boone had three hits for the Reds
and Adam Dunn hit his 26th homer of the season.Steve Trachsel (9-7) gave up six runs -- five earned -- and nine
hits in 5 1-3 innings.With the score 2-all, Guillen hit a two-run homer off Trachsel,
his 22nd of the season and second in three games. Guillen had
watched Trachsel pitch for Tampa Bay three years ago."He was a breaking-ball pitcher then. He is a breaking-ball
pitcher now, and I was looking for it," Guillen said.Trachsel had an RBI grounder in the fifth that closed the Mets
to 4-3, but the Reds added three runs the sixth.Juan Castro led off with a solo homer to right, Wilson doubled,
David Weathers relieved and Dunn hit a two-out, two-run homer."I still can't believe that Castro hit that one out the
opposite way. That kind of shocked me," Trachsel said. "The home
runs, I thought, were pretty good pitches."Roger Cedeno hit a two-run homer in the seventh, his first home
run as a pinch hitter, cutting the lead to 7-5.Sean Casey added an RBI single in the ninth off Pedro Feliciano.Cincinnati had gone ahead in the third when Guillen hit an RBI
single after an error by first baseman Tony Clark, who failed to
handle a pickoff throw.New York went ahead 2-1 in the bottom half on Jason Phillips RBI
groundout and Timo Perez's run-scoring double, but Castro's two-out
RBI double tied the score in the fourth.
Bob Murphy, a Mets' broadcaster since the team began in
1962, received a lengthy standing ovation from fans and players in
the middle of the sixth inning when it was announced that he
intends to retire at the end of the season. ... The start was the
300th of Trachsel career. ... Reds won the weekend series 2-1 but
lost the season series 4-2.