St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Ike Davis highlighted a six-run seventh
inning with a three-run homer, and the New York Mets pounded Tampa Bay, 11-2,
at Tropicana Field.
Jordany Valdespin, who had the go-ahead two-run double in the fifth, knocked
in four runs. Daniel Murphy, who entered Tuesday mired in a 4-for-31 slump,
hit a two-run single to continue the rally in the seventh inning.
Chris Young (1-0) allowed nine hits and a pair of runs while fanning four over
5 2/3 innings to get his first major league victory since April 5 last year in
Philadelphia. Young had season-ending surgery May 17, 2011 to repair a tear of
the anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder.
The Mets, who were swept at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, won for just the
second time in their last eight contests.
Alex Cobb (2-3) yielded seven hits and six runs -- five earned -- over 6 2/3
frames. The right-hander also had six strikeouts, but lost his third
Hideki Matsui celebrated his 38th birthday Tuesday and had an RBI single, but
the Rays saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.
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