Ex-Met Dickey beats former team, 7-1
TORONTO (AP) -- R.A. Dickey pitched into the eighth inning to earn the win against his former team, Chris Colabello hit a solo homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 7-1 on Thursday night.
Jose Bautista drove in two runs as the Blue Jays, who lost back-to-back games at Citi Field earlier this week, swept two against the visiting Mets. Toronto is 13-3 in June.
Dickey (3-6) allowed one run and three hits for his first victory since May 21. The knuckleballer, who won the NL Cy Young with the Mets in 2012, didn't give up a hit until Juan Lagares' two-out double in the fifth. He left after Lucas Duda's one-out homer in the eighth.
Dickey, 40, beat 42-year-old Bartolo Colon (9-5) in the first matchup between two starting pitchers in their 40s since Aug. 15, 2008, when Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer (45) beat San Diego's Greg Maddux (42).
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