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After review, Mets top Diamondbacks

Apr 23, 2011 - 6:04 AM Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Ike Davis' reviewed home run in the seventh inning helped the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Carlos Beltran added an RBI single for the Mets, who have won two games in a row after dropping nine of their previous 10. New York starter Mike Pelfrey (1-2) gave up one run on five hits over seven strong innings.

Joe Saunders limited the Mets to a run on two hits with three walks in six- plus innings for Arizona, which has lost five of eight.

"I thought I set us up well tonight but we just didn't execute," Saunders said. "It was a battle."

Esmerling Vasquez (0-1) replaced Saunders after David Wright walked to begin the seventh. Vasquez retired the next two batters before Davis crushed a 1-0 offering off the center-field wall. The hit was originally ruled a double, and the umpires briefly conversed on the field before observing the replay, which showed that the ball hit above the orange line that serves as the home run boundary.

Davis' two-run blast put the Mets up 2-1.

"I didn't even know it was out." Davis said of his reviewed home run. "Then I was watching the replay and thought, 'Oh that might be out.'"

New York loaded the bases with no outs against Juan Gutierrez in the eighth before Beltran grounded a run-scoring single to right field. The Mets picked up another run later in the inning when third baseman Ryan Roberts botched a grounder hit by Mike Nickeas.

Francisco Rodriguez closed the door in the ninth for his third save of the season.

Kelly Johnson and Justin Upton produced the only Arizona run with back-to-back doubles in the third.

Game Notes

New York improved to 2-5 in the first game of a series this season...Before the game, the Mets placed outfielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique and selected the contract of outfielder Jason Pridie from Triple-A Buffalo. Pridie was 0-for-3 with a walk on Friday...Arizona won five of the six meetings with the Mets in 2010.