Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/20/12

TORONTO -- Right-hander Dillon Gee allowed five hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings and David Wright drove in two runs with a first-inning double as the New York Mets held off the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.

Mike Baxter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle before an announced crowd of 41,867 at Rogers Centre as the Mets ended their two-gake losing skid and stopped Blue Jays' four-game win streak.

Jose Bautista drove in two runs for Toronto with a home run and a single.

Gee (3-3) allowed single runs in the second, third and seventh before being replaced by Bobby Parnell. All three of the 25-year-old's wins have been on the road. He walked four, hit a batter and struck out six in the 113-pitch outing.

Frank Francisco, who pitched for the Blue Jays in 2011, earned his 10th save of the season with three strikeouts after allowing a walk and a single to start the ninth.

The Mets reached 22-year-old right-hander Henderson Alvarez (3-4) for nine hits, two walks and six runs in five innings.

The Mets (22-19) scored three runs in the first inning on a leadoff walk by Andres Torres and doubles by Baxter, Wright and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus made a diving attempt on Nieuwenhuis' hit but the ball was ruled to have popped out of his glove before the catch was completed.

Ronny Cedeno's leadoff single and Baxter's two-out triple to right in the second put the Mets ahead by four.

But the Blue Jays (23-19) got one back in the home second on two walks and a single by Yan Gomes.

Jose Bautista, who started as designated hitter instead of in right field, led off the third with his 11th home run of the season to cut the Mets' lead to 4-2.

The Mets bumped their back up to four with two runs in the fifth. Baxter, Wright and Daniel Murphy singled for one. A bobble by second baseman Kelly Johnson turned Ike Davis' grounder into only a force instead of a double play as another run scored.

Gomes was hit by a pitch to start lead off the home seventh and scored on Bautista's two-out single.

The Blue Jays opened the eighth against Parnell with doubles by J.P. Arencibia and Eric Thames. Rasmus broke out of a 0-for-20 funk with a single to make the score 6-5.

Notes: The Mets placed right-hander Miguel Batista (lower back strain) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Chris Schwinden, 25, who is 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA with Class AAA Buffalo. Batista, 1-1 with a 3.95 earned-run average, came out of Saturday's start against the Blue Jays after two innings. ... Blue Jays manager John Farrell would not comment on reports that first baseman Adam Lind was put on outright waivers on Friday, a day after being sent to Class AAA Las Vegas on Thursday. ... Wright's first-inning double was No 1,301 for him as a Met, second on the team's all-time list to the 1,418 by Ed Kranepool. ... Ben Francisco started in right field for Toronto but left the game in the sixth with tightness in a hamstring ... The Blue Jays open a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Monday while the Mets go to Pittsburgh for three games.

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