St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Ike Davis clubbed a three-run home run and
R.A. Dickey pitched effectively into the seventh inning, as the New York Mets
downed the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, in the finale of a three-game series
Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
Dickey (18-4) allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts
over 6 2/3 frames to earn his major league-leading 18th victory of the season.
He became the first Mets pitcher to reach 18 wins since Frank Viola and Dwight
Gooden both accomplished the feat in 1990.
Justin Turner and Mike Baxter each scored twice, while Daniel Murphy finished
3-for-5 with a run scored for the Mets, who wrapped up a nine-game road trip
Adam Wainwright (13-12) was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs on
eight hits and two walks over five frames. He also smacked his first home run
of the season in the setback, the Cardinals' sixth in their last nine games.
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