Posted July 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Miguel Montero homered, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks overcome Ike Davis' three home runs in a 6-3 win over the skidding New York Mets on Saturday night. Ian Kennedy pitched into the seventh inning and Gerardo Parra added three hits and two RBI for third-place Arizona (51-50), which has won eight of 11 to move within 4 1/2 games of NL West-leading San Francisco. New York managed nothing at the plate besides three solo shots by Davis and lost for the 14th time in 16 games. After an encouraging first half, the Mets are 5-17 in July. Davis connected in his first three at-bats, all against Kennedy. The first baseman added a single in the eighth and finished 4 for 4, raising his batting average to .216. He was on deck when J.J. Putz struck out David Wright with two on for his 19th save in 22 chances. A former Arizona State star from nearby Scottsdale, Davis became the ninth Mets player to hit three homers in a game -- all on the road. C...
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