Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/30/12
LOS ANGELES -- R.A. Dickey needed little run support on Friday night but the New York Mets provided it anyway, drubbing the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 at Dodger Stadium for their third straight win. Dickey (12-1) pitched eight scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to become the first pitcher in the major leagues with 12 wins. Dickey walked one and struck out 10, the fifth time in his last eight starts that he has reached double digits in strikeouts. Daniel Murphy doubled, homered and drove in a season-high five runs for the Mets. After beginning the season with no home runs in his first 73 games, Murphy has three home runs and nine runs batted in over the last three days. Ruben Tejada added a career-high four hits for the Mets, who moved one game ahead of the Atlanta Braves into sole possession of second place in the National League East, 3 1/2 games behind the Washington Nationals. Losing pitcher Aaron Harang (5-5) allowed five runs and 12 baserunners in 5 2/3 innings....
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