Mets Hold On to Complete Sweep of Orioles
Dillon Gee extended the Mets’ shutout streak to 29 innings before Baltimore broke through late, and New York held off the Orioles 4-3 on a steamy Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.
The Mets nearly shut out the Orioles for the third straight day. Wilson Betemit hit a two-run homer in the eighth and Steve Pearce drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth before Brian Roberts grounded out to end it.
Gee had been nicked only by pitcher Brian Matusz’s single — his first big league hit — until Nick Johnson opened the eighth with an infield single and Betemit followed with a second-deck home run.
Silent for so long, the Orioles then threatened to go ahead. But with two on and two outs, Chris Davis hit a fly ball off Bobby Parnell that left fielder Scott Hairston caught against the wall.
Frank Francisco escaped a jam in the ninth for his 17th save in 20 chances, completing the combined six-hitter.
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