Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six solid innings in a spot start and helped the clutch hitting-deprived Mets with an RBI single, Bobby Abreu added a run-scoring double in a rare chance to play and New York salvaged a doubleheader split with a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Bobby Abreu #53 of the New York Mets hits a fifth-inning RBI double against the Arizona Diamondback (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Diamondbacks used a miscue by Daniel Murphy in the ninth and turned a season high-tying five double plays for a 2-1 victory in the opener.

Anthony Recker had a career high four hits. Pinch-hitter Ruben Tejada hit a tiebreaking single off Triple-A Reno callup Zeke Spruill (0-1) in the sixth inning for the Mets, who have won just three of 11 games.

Murphy added an RBI single in the eighth for New York. Jenrry Mejia pitched the ninth for his third save after getting the loss in the first game.

 

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