Anthony Recker homered and Daniel Murphy, Kurt Nieuwenhuis, David
Wright and Gee also had RBIs as the Mets moved above .500 for the
first time this season. Gee gave up just three hits and struck out
three without issuing a walk as New York handed Arizona its sixth
Gee (1-0) retired the first 14 batters he faced until Martin Prado
doubled down the left-field line in the fifth. Scott Rice retired
Gerardo Parra on a grounder with two on to end the eighth and the
Diamondbacks dropped to 4-14, the worst record in the majors.
Recker hit a two-out homer to left in the second off Brandon
McCarthy (0-3) to get New York on the board. Ike Davis singled in
the fourth, moved to third on Andrew Brown's double and scored on Nieuwenhuis' sacrifice fly to center.
The Mets loaded the bases in sixth and Gee's grounder to right side
plated the third run. Murphy and Wright added run-scoring singles in
the ninth to make it 5-0 before Arizona's Aaron Hill and Paul
Goldschmidt hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to snap the
Diamondbacks' 18-inning scoreless streak.
GAME NOTEBOOK: McCarthy allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3
innings and is winless in four starts this season and his last six
overall. … New York recalled RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las
Vegas and sent down LHP John Lannan. … The Diamondbacks, who were
outscored 21-5 in the series, are just 1-9 at Chase Field this
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