R.A. Dickey allowed only an infield single during his second career one-hitter and broke the New York Mets' record for consecutive scoreless innings in a 9-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Dickey (10-1) became the first 10-game winner in the major leagues and ran his career-best shutout streak to 32 2/3 innings before yielding an unearned run in the ninth. That topped the previous club mark of 31 2/3 scoreless innings in a row set by Jerry Koosman in 1973.
B.J. Upton's high bouncer to third base in the first inning was the lone hit off Dickey, who set a career best with 12 strikeouts and did not walk a batter. The 37-year-old knuckleballer permitted only one other baserunner, on a throwing error by third baseman David Wright in the ninth.
Wright tried to make a barehand play on the speedy Upton in the first, but couldn't hang onto the ball.
Dickey outpitched AL wins leader David Price (8-4). In his last five outings, the right-hander has struck out 50 and wa...