Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - R.A. Dickey spun 7 1/3 scoreless innings
Sunday as the New York Mets took a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres in
the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.
Dickey (7-1) surrendered just three hits and a walk while striking out 10 to
earn his fifth straight victory. After fanning 11 in his last outing, Dickey
posted back-to-back double-digit strikeouts for the first time in his career
and became the first Met to accomplish the feat since Pedro Martinez in 2006.
Daniel Murphy stroked an RBI single while David Wright and Mike Baxter each
scored a run for the Mets, who took the final three games of the series and
have now won five of their last six.
Edinson Volquez (2-5) labored through 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five
hits and three walks while fanning five. Yonder Alonso extended his hittting
streak to 10 games with a single in the first, but the Padres failed to score
for the second straight game and lost for the sixth time in seven tries.
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