John Maine struck out nine and Angel Pagan and Jeff Francoeur each drove in a pair of runs as the Mets won a seventh straight game Wednesday by completing a series sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-3 victory at Citi Field.
Maine lost his no-hitter in the second inning on a Casey Blake single, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,666 New York Mets games without a no-no. Maine gave up three runs (two of them earned) over six innings on four hits and three walks. The one big blow was a Russell Martin two-run homer in the fifth.
David Wright (2-for-4) led off the second inning with his 226th career double, surpassing Ed Kranepool to become the all-time Mets leader in that category.
And rookie Ike Davis continued his meteoric rise with a 2-for-4 day that included an RBI single in the seventh.
Fernando Nieve (1 1/3 innings) and Pedro Feliciano (2/3 inning) kept the Dodgers from adding to the “H” and “R” columns through the eighth,and Francisco Rodriguez struck out the side in the ninth despite allowing a couple of runners to reach scoring position.