For most of the evening, Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller pitched brilliantly, striking out 10 batters and allowing just 5 hits and no walks. And yet, the Mets were able to find just enough openings to come out on top. They took an early lead on a pair of two-out RBIs in the first from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda, then extended it on a Duda solo shot in the fourth. Dillon Gee permitted baserunners all night but somehow stranded all of them. The lone mark on his record was a solo homer by Allen Craig in the top of the sixth (Gee's traditional inning of death), but the Mets got that run back on a David Wright longball in the bottom half, then tacked on another run with a Marlon Byrd homer in the seventh. You can decide for yourself which was more unlikely: Three homers by the Mets at CitiField, or three relievers combining to throw 2 1/3 perfect innings to close out the victory.
Full recap to come.
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