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Mets Cruise to Victory Over Padres

Dillon Gee struck out a career-high nine, won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly a year, and doubled and scored the go-ahead run Friday night to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 6-1.

Mike Stobe, Getty Images

Getting help from a fine catch and throw from left fielder Mike Baxter that led to an inning-ending double play in the first, Gee (4-3) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. Combined with Sunday’s 6-5 win at Toronto, Gee came away with wins in two straight outings for the first time since he reeled off five in a row from May 13 to June 10 last year.

Tim Byrdak and Ramon Ramirez completed the four-hitter.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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