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R.A. Dickey Wins 5th Straight

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – R.A. Dickey won his fifth straight decision and the Mets continued their torrid play, claiming a 6-4 victory over Cleveland for their seventh straight victory.

Dickey’s (5-0) knuckleball danced out of trouble time and time again, as the right-hander surrendered three runs — two earned — on seven hits with seven strikeouts and a pair of walks over six innings.

Francisco Rodriguez allowed the tying run to reach the plate in the ninth but struck out Travis Hafner for his 15th save.

Jose Reyes set the table with a 3-for-5 contest with two runs scored and an RBI, Ike Davis drove in a pair and Ruben Tejada anchored the bottom of the order with a 2-for-3 evening as the Mets swept the three-game set at Progressive Field and have swept through six games to start a nine-game road trip.

Jake Westbrook (4-4) was hit with the loss after giving up five runs on 11 hits with five strikeouts and two walks over seven frames. Hafner drove in two runs and Shin-Soo Choo had three hits and scored twice for Cleveland, which has dropped four straight.