W: B. Colon (2-3) L: L. Lynn (4-1) S: D. Matsuzaka (1)
HR: STL - None NYM - C. Young (1)
Recap:Bartolo Colon tossed seven strong innings and Daniel Murphy drove in a pair of runs to lead the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.
Colon (2-3) allowed just one run on four hits and struck out eight, as the Mets took three of four from the defending National League champions.
Murphy ended 2-for-4 and Chris Young hit his first homer of the season for New York, which has won seven of 10 to move two games above .500 for the season (12-10). Eric Young Jr. scored two runs and Curtis Granderson showed signs of breaking out of a season-long slump with a key RBI for his new club.
St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (4-1) was hit with the setback, marking his first career loss in March or April. The right-hander was charged with three runs -- two earned -- on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out nine and walked two, falling to 12-1 in the first two months of the season for his career.