NL Roundup: Mets sweep Marlins
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NEW YORK ó Dillon Gee rebounded from a wretched start and the New York Mets, back on the field following a two-day break because of Hurricane Irene, finished off a doubleheader sweep of the Florida Marlins with a 5-1 victory Monday night.
R.A. Dickey shut down the sluggish Marlins in the opener, pitching seven spotless innings in a 2-1 victory for his first win since July 25.
Mets starters had tossed 21 consecutive scoreless innings before Gee (12-5) gave up a home run to Greg Dobbs in the sixth. Jose Reyes scored a run and committed an error in his return from the disabled list.
A boy in the stands got hurt in the ninth inning of the opener when Dobbs hit a line drive into the right-field seats, just beyond the New York dugout.
Phillies 3, Reds 2
CINCINNATI ó Shane Victorino hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Cole Hamels was solid in his return from the disabled list, leading the Phillies to a victory over the Reds.
Victorino snapped an 0-for-11 slump with his homer off right-hander Homer Bailey (7-6), improving the Phillies to 4-1 against Cincinnati this season.
Hamels held the Reds to two hits ó one a misplayed fly ball ó in six innings. Antonio Bastardo (6-0) fanned three in his one inning of relief. Dave Sappeltís infield single drove in a run in the eighth, cutting it to 3-2
Ryan Madson gave up a hit in the ninth before finishing it off for his 24th save in 26 chances.
Astros 7, Pirates 4
HOUSTON ó Carlos Lee hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, Wandy Rodriguez struck out a career-high 13 and the Astros rallied past the Pirates.
Trailing 3-2 in the seventh, a fielderís choice grounder by J.D. Martinez tied the score and Lee extended his hitting streak to 10 games with his 14th homer off Jose Veras, putting the Astros ahead for the first time.
Rodriguez (10-9) went seven innings, walked four and allowed four hits.
Mark Melancon got the final out for his 15th save in 20 chances.
Jason Grilli (1-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings. He allowed two earned runs and walked one.
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