Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Ike Davis launched a monster home run to the second deck in right-center field leading off the bottom of the 11th to give the Mets a 2-1 win over San Diego in the first of a three-game set from Citi Field.
Jose Reyes hit a solo home run, his second of the year, to tie the game in the seventh, while Mike Pelfrey pitched masterfully despite being saddled with a tough no-decision.
The emerging staff mainstay came in with wins in his last four starts and did all he could over nine innings of one-run, five-hit ball to extend that streak. He struck out six, did not walk a batter and lowered his earned run average to 2.23 through 12 starts.
Elmer Dessens (1-1) recorded the final out in the top half to get the win for New York, which has won 11 of its last 15 games.
San Diego starter Clayton Richard worked effectively through seven innings, scattering seven hits and a single run with six strikeouts and one walk.
Adrian Gonzalez doubled in the lone run for San Diego, which was coming off a four-game split in Philadelphia and moved to 2-3 on a seven-game road trip.