Oliver Perez made his return to the starting rotation and the Mets snapped a four-game slide Wednesday night with a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field.
Perez walked 7 in five innings worth of work but managed to give up just two earned runs on four hits for the win. He lost his no-hitter in the first inning when Mark Loretta hit an RBI single up the middle, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,565 New York Mets games without a no-no.
The Mets rallied for three runs in the third during a rally kicked off with a Daniel Murphy double and a David Wright single.
Francisco Rodriguez got the save despite giving up a ninth-inning solo homer to Manny Ramirez.