(Sports Network) - Daniel Murphy hit RBI singles in the sixth and eighth innings, lifting the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4, in the second test of a three-game series at Citi Field.
Jason Bay hit a solo homer and drove in three runs for the Mets, who have won three in a row for the second time in 2011. Ike Davis also hit a solo home run.
Dillon Gee (2-0) went six innings in the start, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on five hits to pick up the win. He also struck out five and walked one.
Miguel Montero hit a solo homer for Arizona, which got an RBI apiece from Stephen Drew, Gerardo Parra and Ryan Roberts.
Barry Enright (0-2) went 5 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on 12 hits to take the loss.
Arizona scored a run in the first inning. Justin Upton hit a two-out single and crossed the plate on Drew's triple to right.
New York responded with two runs in the home first to take the lead. Jose Reyes walked and David Wright singled to put men on the corners with one out. After Carlos Beltran fouled out, Wright stole second. Bay followed with a two-run single to center.
The Mets hit two homers in the third to take a 4-1 lead. With two outs, Bay cleared the right-center field wall. Davis then hit a homer to right.
The Diamondbacks scored twice in the fourth to make it a one-run contest. Drew walked and Montero reached first on second baseman Murphy's fielding error with one out. The score was 4-3 after Roberts and Parra hit RBI singles.
Montero hit a solo homer to right-center field in the sixth to tie the game.
But the Mets scored a run of their own in the home sixth to go back in front. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner hit a one-out double to right and crossed the plate on Murphy's base hit to right for a 5-4 lead.
New York added an insurance run in the eighth. With a runner on second and two outs, Murphy singled to right for a 6-4 margin.
Francisco Rodriguez came on in the ninth for New York. He put men on second and third with one out, but fanned pinch-hitter Xavier Nady and Chris Young for his fourth save.
Arizona took five of seven meetings from the Mets last season...The Mets went 4-for-13 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine...Reyes scored twice...Montero scored twice for Arizona, which went 2-for-8 with RISP.
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|WP: Dillon Gee (2 - 0)
SV: Francisco Rodriguez (4)
LP: Barry Enright (0 - 2)
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