Behind a three-run home run by Ike Davis and another stellar pitching performance from knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, at Busch Stadium. The victory help Dickey (18-4) become the first pitcher in the Major Leagues to reach 18 wins, padding his resume as a Cy Young Award candidate.
Davis' 26th home run of the season came during the top of the fifth inning and pushed the Mets' one-run lead to 5-1. From there, Dickey continued his season-long brilliance finishing with 6 2/3-innings pitched allowing two runs on eight hits. The bullpen tossed 2 1/3-innings of scoreless ball to cement the victory which helped New York avoid a three-game sweep from St. Louis (74-63).
Losing pitcher Adam Wainwright (13-12) lasted just five innings after allowing five runs on eight hits. The St. Louis bullpen allowed just one run in three innings of work.
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