Mets rally past Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Lucas Duda smacked a go-ahead two-run homer to cap a three-run ninth inning as the visiting New York Mets rallied to end Milwaukee's four-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Friday night at Miller Park.
All-Star Daniel Murphy, who went 3-for-4, began the uprising with a double against former Met Francisco Rodriguez (4-4) and scored on David Wright's single to left field. Duda belted the next pitch over the fence in right for his 17th homer of the campaign as New York improved to 4-4 on its 10-game road trip.
Carlos Torres (5-4) pitched a scoreless eighth and Jenrry Mejia issued a leadoff walk in the ninth before striking out the next three batters to record his 14th save. Carlos Gomez homered among his two hits for the Brewers.
Rodriguez's fourth blown save prevented Yovani Gallardo - who allowed four hits and struck out eight in 7 2/3 scoreless innings - from picking up his first victory since June 19. New York starter Zack Wheeler yielded two runs (one earned) and three hits while striking out nine in 6 2/3 frames.
Rickie Weeks led off the sixth with a walk and Ryan Braun followed with a potential double-play grounder to second that went right through the legs of Murphy. Aramis Ramirez followed with a grounder to shortstop that plated Weeks and Gomez hit a two-out solo shot to right-center field in the seventh to make it 2-0.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Braun went 0-for-4 as his 12-game hitting streak came to a halt. ... New York SS Ruben Tejada was hitless in four at-bats in his return after missing the series opener due to being struck in the head with a pitch during Wednesday's game against Seattle. ... Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (quadriceps) missed his third consecutive contest.