Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Jeff Francoeur and David Wright each had three hits, including a two-run homer apiece, as the New York Mets handled the Minnesota Twins, 6-0, in the rubber match of three-game interleague series at Citi Field.
Francoeur finished a triple shy of the cycle and Ike Davis cracked a solo shot and scored twice for the Mets, who have won four of their last six. Jesus Feliciano went 3-for-5 with a run scored for New York.
Jon Niese (5-2) earned the win for allowing four hits and three walks in six- plus innings. The left-hander fanned five in his first career start against the Twins.
Orlando Hudson and Nick Punto each had a pair of hits for Minnesota, which has lost of five of its last six and went 3-6 on the nine-game road trip.
Scott Baker (6-7) was roughed up for 11 hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings and fell to 1-5 in eight road starts this season. The right-hander fanned six and did not issue a walk.