Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Dillon Gee pitched into the eighth inning and
the New York Mets held on for a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles to complete
a three-game sweep.
The Orioles were blanked in the first two games of this series, and Gee
carried a one-hitter into the eighth until Nick Johnson singled and Wilson
Betemit unloaded a two-run homer to right field.
The Orioles had a call go against them later in the eighth when they may have
loaded the bases, but they filled them in the ninth before Frank Francisco
walked Steve Pearce on four straight pitches. Francisco then got Brian Roberts
to hit a ground ball to second base for the final out and recorded his 17th
Gee (5-5) reached the 100-pitch mark following his walk to Pearce with one out
in the eighth and was removed from the game. It was nonetheless a spectacular
night for the 26-year-old right-hander, who snapped a four-start winless
streak. Gee allowed three hits, walked two and tied a career-high with nine
David Wright went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored once for the Mets, while
Scott Hairston doubled twice and also knocked in a run.
Brian Matusz (5-8) allowed seven hits and three runs over 4 2/3 innings, and
dropped his third straight start.
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