Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/5/14
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The National League wins co-leader faced the American League wins co-leader Wednesday night, a 98 mph fastballs vs. 80 mph knuckleballs. It was contest. The New York Mets' R.A. Dickey bedazzled the Rays with his knuckler to come within one infield hit of a no-hitter, and the Mets ripped the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1. Rays starter David Price was bludgeoned as Tampa Bay was hammered for the second consecutive day in the interleague series. In winning his career-high eighth consecutive decision, Dickey improved to 10-1 and ran his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 32 2/3 innings over his last four starts, breaking Jerry Koosman's club record of 31 2/3 set in 1973. Dickey's streak ended when he allowed an unearned run in the ninth inning. Dickey allowed two baserunners: B.J. Upton had a debatable first-inning single on a ball third baseman David Wright attempted to barehand and muffed, and Elliot Johnson reached on a Wright throwing error in the ninth. Jo...
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