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Mets sweep D-Backs

Apr 24, 2011 - 11:28 PM Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - David Wright clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the fourth, as the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field.

Jason Pridie belted a three-run homer for the Mets, who have won a season-high four straight games following a 2-12 stretch. New York starter Jon Niese (1-3) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over seven innings.

"It's always good to get the offense going. It makes me a lot more comfortable on the mound," Niese said. "We're playing good baseball right now."

Stephen Drew finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and drove in two runs for Arizona, which has lost four in a row. Armando Galarraga (3-1) surrendered six runs -- two earned -- on four hits and four walks in three innings to absorb the loss.

Wright followed a one-out walk to Daniel Murphy with a blast to left field.

The Mets then put up a four-spot in the third, highlighted by the first major league home run of Pridie's career. Wright reached on a throwing error to begin the frame and took third on a Carlos Beltran double. Galarraga intentionally walked Ike Davis to load the bases with one out for Josh Thole, who plated a run with a sacrifice fly before Pridie launched a 2-1 pitch over the wall in right-center for a 6-0 New York lead.

Arizona pushed home a run in the fourth on a groundout, but Wright countered in the bottom of the inning with a two-out homer off Diamondbacks reliever Josh Collmenter. Three consecutive singles by Beltran, Jason Bay and Davis produced another run.

Drew singled home Ryan Roberts in the sixth and stroked a run-scoring double in the eighth to draw the visitors within four.

Tim Byrdak and Ryota Igarashi combined to pitch the ninth for the Mets.

"It's frustrating. No one likes to lose," D'backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "We had our opportunities. We were 2-for-14 with men in scoring position."

Game Notes

New York swept Arizona at home in a three-game series for the first time since May 19-21, 2000...Beltran turned 34 on Sunday.

  • ARIZONA: 4
    NEW YORK: 8

    Apr 24 3:59 PM

  • Stephen Drew doubled to left scored Justin Upton. Runner on second with none out and Chris Young due up.

    Diamondbacks 4, Mets 8  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 24 3:21 PM

  • Kelly Johnson grounded out second to first to end the inning.

    Diamondbacks 3, Mets 8  Mid 7Apr 24 3:07 PM

  • Stephen Drew singled to center scored Ryan Roberts. Runners on first and second with one out and Chris Young due up.

    Diamondbacks 2, Mets 8  Top 6, 1 OutApr 24 2:48 PM

  • Ike Davis singled to center scored Carlos Beltran. Runners on first and third with two outs and Josh Thole due up.

    Diamondbacks 1, Mets 8  Bot 4, 2 OutsApr 24 2:29 PM

  • David Wright two-out, solo Home Run 2 (5) to left. Carlos Beltran due up.

    Diamondbacks 1, Mets 7  Bot 4, 2 OutsApr 24 2:24 PM

  • Miguel Montero grounded out third to first to end the inning.

    Diamondbacks 1, Mets 6  Mid 4Apr 24 2:18 PM

  • Jon Niese struck out looking to end the inning.

    Diamondbacks 0, Mets 6  End 3Apr 24 2:09 PM

  • Josh Thole sacrifice fly out to center scored David Wright. Runners on first and second and with two outs and Jason Pridie due up.

    Diamondbacks 0, Mets 3  Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 24 2:06 PM

  • David Wright one-out, two-run Home Run (4) to left scored Daniel Murphy. Carlos Beltran due up.

    Diamondbacks 0, Mets 2  Bot 1, 1 OutApr 24 1:24 PM

  • ARIZONA: 0
    NEW YORK: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Apr 24 1:11 PM
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