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Johan Santana scattered three hits over eight innings, Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, and the New York Mets handed the Los Angeles Dodgers their season-worst seventh straight loss with a 5-0 victory Saturday.
In his fifth start since pitching the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1 against St. Louis, Santana (6-4) did not give up a hit between Dee Gordon's leadoff single in the first inning and Scott Van Slyke's leadoff single in the eighth. Tony Gwynn Jr. singled two batters later and both runners advanced on Adam Kennedy's groundout. But Gordon grounded out to third.
The Dodgers were shut out for the fifth time in six games -- including all three at San Francisco -- and have produced only two runs in their last 57 innings.
Nathan Eovaldi (0-5) gave up five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
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Santana tossed 8 scoreless innings to lower his season ERA to 2.76 on the year.
The Mets beat the Dodgers by a score of 5-0 today, clinching a series victory against the Dodgers.
Johan Santana was dominant tonight to follow up Dickey’s dominating start last night. Santana went 8 scoreless only giving up 3 hits. The key for Santana tonight was he was successfully able to keep his...
Johan Santana delivered a masterful performance and Ike Davis blasted a three-run homer as the Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 and handing them their seventh straight loss, .
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Ike Davis surged above the mendoza line on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, collecting two hits in four at-bats during the New York Mets 5-0 victory over the Dodgers:
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The New York Mets (43-36) defeated the Dodgers (43-36) once again last night by the score of 5-0. The Mets have now taken the first three games of this four game series.
Winning Pitcher: Johan Santana (6-4, 2.76) was the winning pitcher for the Mets last night. Santana pitched eight innings allowing just three hits, two walks, and had three strikeouts. Santana was brilliant...
The New York Mets continue to have success on the field and as part of our free MLB picks (like Thursday night).
Can they continue those winning ways this weekend in Los Angeles, and beyond?
With three games already in the win column and being on the verge of a four-game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles for the first time EVER, the answer is a resounding yes.
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