Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Ian Kennedy hurled 6 1/3 effective innings on
Saturday and the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the New York Mets, 6-3, in the
middle installment of a three-game series at Chase Field.
Kennedy (9-8), a former 20-game winner, allowed three runs and scattered seven
hits to go with nine strikeouts and a walk to earn his third straight win. J.J.
Putz made it interesting in the ninth, but nailed down his 19th save of the
season against his former team.
Miguel Montero clubbed a two-run home run, Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with a
pair of RBI, while Aaron Hill and Ryan Wheeler contributed RBI for the
Diamondbacks, who have won seven of their last nine.
Ike Davis accounted for all the Mets runs with three solo long balls in the
team's 14th loss in 16 tries. New York continued on its crash course with the
NL East basement, having stumbled to a 2-13 record since the All-Star break.
Chris Young (2-5) was saddled with the loss after allowing six runs on seven
hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings.
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