National League Game Summary - St. Louis at New York|
(Sunday, June 3rd)
Final Score: New York 6, St. Louis 1
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Jon Niese went six scoreless innings and the
Mets defeated the Cardinals, 6-1, on Sunday.
Niese (4-2) allowed six hits, set a career-high with 10 strikeouts, and
continued a stellar series for the Mets starting rotation.
Johan Santana set the pace in the opener, tossing the first no-hitter in club
history, and R.A. Dickey followed with a seven-hit shutout on Saturday.
On Sunday, Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run homer and drove in three while
Andres Torres added a two-run triple for the New York, which has won seven of
its last nine games and will look for the sweep on Monday.
Jake Westbrook (4-5) gave up five runs on nine hits in five-plus innings and
Adron Chambers had an RBI single in the eighth for the Cardinals, losers of
five straight and eight of 10.
Torres, who went 3-for-4, doubled in the first inning then scored two batters
later when Lucas Duda singled to right field.
Niese not only excelled on the mound, but also singled twice. The second hit
preceded Nieuwenhuis' two-out, fourth-inning homer.
Westbrook was relieved after a walk and a Josh Thole single began the sixth
inning. Nieuwenhuis pushed across a run with a base hit off of Sam Freeman and
Torres tripled against Maikel Cleto, making it 6-0.
Chambers prevented the shutout with an RBI single off of Elvin Ramirez.
Niese's previous career-high in strikeouts was eight...Santana and Dickey
also threw consecutive shutouts in 2010...The Cardinals were 2-for-12 with
runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.
06/04 00:30:12 ET