Mets Score Five in Eighth; Split Reds Series

May 18, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Mets starter R.A. Dickey went six innings allowing four earned runs, while striking out eight Reds. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

David Wright doubled in catcher Rob Johnson for the go-ahead run in the eighth and the Mets (21–17) to start a five-run inning and finish off the Cincinnati Reds (19–18) 9–4 to earn a split of the two-game series.

For Wright, the hit was his second of the game and the fifth time that he reached base on the day, after drawing three walks. The Mets franchise player leads the National League with a .411 batting average and a .513 on-base percentage.

Mets starter R.A. Dickey went six innings, giving up four runs (three earned) while striking out eight batters but received a no-decision. Reliever Bobby Parnell pitched a scoreless eighth for the win as the Mets bullpen did not allow a run in their three innings of work.

The Mets now travel to Toronto for a three-game set against the Blue Jays.

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