Mets starter R.A. Dickey went eight strong innings Sunday as the Mets topped the Diamondbacks 3–1 in the rubber match of the three-game set at Citi Field.
Dickey, now 4-1 on the season, held Arizona scoreless through the first eight innings before allowing a ninth-inning leadoff walk to Gerardo Parra, who scored on a double by the next batter, Justin Upton.
Mets relievers Tim Byrdak and Frank Francisco shut down Arizona following Upton’s double to close out the game.
Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy put the team on the board with a two-run single in the bottom of the first, scoring Andres Torres and David Wright. Torres walked to lead off the inning and Wright singled him to third, while he advanced to second, on the throw.
The Mets next game is Monday night in Philadelphia with Jonathon Niese and Roy Halladay opposing each other on the hill.
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