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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Recap (Finally) - Game 60 - Cardinals (1) at Mets (5) - Duda Wakes Up Mets

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N.Y. Mets (24-36)«20010110x560

W: D. Gee (5-6) L: S. Miller (7-4)
HR: STL - A. Craig (6)   NYM - L. Duda (11),D. Wright (9),M. Byrd (9)


Lucas Duda homered and knocked in two runs to lead the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle test of a three-game set at Citi Field.

David Wright and Marlon Byrd also hit solo shots for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Dillon Gee (5-6) pitched 6 2/3 solid innings, giving up one run on six hits and two hits while striking out seven. He has allowed just one run in each of his last three starts.

Allen Craig's home run was the lone score for the Cardinals. Shelby Miller (7-4) had 10 strikeouts, but surrendered a career-high four runs and five hits, including two homers, over six innings.

The Mets struck for two runs in the first. With two outs, David Wright smacked a double to right-center. Murphy and Duda then connected on back-to-back RBI singles. Duda's hit to right field scored Murphy from first base when Carlos Beltran threw the ball to second. Murphy kept chugging around the bases and the throw home wasn't in time.

Duda's 11th home run of the season, a shot to right-center came with one out in the fourth.

The Cardinals finally scored in the sixth, when Craig crushed a 3-2 pitch to left for his second homer of this series. Yadier Molina followed with a double to left, but the Cardinals went hitless the remainder of the game.

In the home half of the sixth, Wright hammered a 3-1 pitch over the wall in center with one out. Seth Maness replaced Miller in the seventh, but gave up a leadoff homer to left from Byrd.

Game Notes

Cardinals third baseman David Freese went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, snapping a career-long 20-game hitting streak ... Molina went 3-for-4 with two doubles ... The Cardinals were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Matt Carpenter 2B200000021.324
Carlos Beltran RF401000001.304
Matt Holliday LF400000000.266
Allen Craig 1B411100100.312
Yadier Molina C403020000.358
David Freese 3B400000002.281
Jon Jay CF401000001.251
Pete Kozma SS400000000.249
Shelby Miller P200000001.071
  Ty Wigginton PH100000001.196
  Seth Maness P000000000.000
  Edward Mujica P000000000.000
Jordany Valdespin 2B400000000.228
Omar Quintanilla SS400000004.295
David Wright 3B422110101.279
Daniel Murphy 1B411100000.286
Lucas Duda LF312200100.231
Marlon Byrd RF311100102.245
John Buck C300000000.217
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF300000002.083
Dillon Gee P200000002.100
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Josh Satin PH100000001.000
  Brandon Lyon P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000

E_D.Freese. LOB_St. Louis 7, NY Mets 2. 2B_Y.Molina 2, D.Wright. HR_A.Craig (6) off D.Gee, L.Duda (11) off S.Miller, D.Wright (9) off S.Miller, M.Byrd (9) off S.Maness.

Shelby Miller (L 7-4)6.0544010296-662.21
Seth Maness1.011101114-93.44
Edward Mujica1.00000108-71.57
Dillon Gee (W 5-6)6.2611271107-744.84
Scott Rice (H 6)0.10000002-24.18
Brandon Lyon1.000000012-73.12
Bobby Parnell1.00000009-82.93

T_2:33. A_23331.
Umpires_Home,Greg Gibson; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, Alan Porter.

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