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Mets Evade Comeback, Win 7-6

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – David Wright knocked in three runs and Ike Davis hit the eighth home run of his rookie campaign, as the Mets continued their winning ways with a 7-6 victory over Cleveland in the first of three interleague contests at Progressive Field.

The resurgence of Wright, whose average has steadily climbed to .293 and RBI total hit 50 during the contest, and the emergence of Davis has spurred on the surprising Mets, who have won five straight and nine of 10 overall.

Johan Santana (5-3) struggled early but blanked the Indians over his final three frames, hurling seven innings of four-run, seven-hit ball with one strikeout and two walks.

Trevor Crowe drove in a pair of runs and Travis Hafner hit a solo home run for the Indians, who have dropped two in a row. Justin Masterson (2-6) was hit around for seven runs — six earned — on 10 hits with two strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. It was much different than Masterson’s last start, a masterful shutout last Wednesday versus Boston.

Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 14th save despite yielding a two-out, two- run home run to Shelley Duncan in the ninth.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.