SAN FRANCISCO – Ronny Cedeno and Chris Young made the day a lot easier for Jason Bay, who calls playing left field in San Francisco during the day a nightmare.
Cedeno drove in five runs to match his career high, Bay had only his second multi-RBI game this year and the Mets beat San Francisco 9-1 to take three of four from the Giants and win their first series in a month.
Im seeing the ball well and trying to hit my pitch, Cedeno said. I just want to be more patient and just see ball, hit ball.
Bay had two RBI as Mets won for the fourth time in five games after a 2-14 slide. His only other multi-RBI game was April 13, when he hit a two-run homer against Philadelphia.
He was more concerned about playing defense.
Every day game here is a nightmare, Bay said. Its always been like this. You get the sun, its windy and there are no clouds. You hope to get a big lead so you dont get one on the sun and blow it.
New York took a 4-0 lead in the first on Bays two-run single and Cedenos two-run double. Young took care of the rest.
David Wright had an RBI single in the second, and run-scoring singles by Bay and Cedeno made it 7-1 in the fifth. Cedeno had another two-run double in the seventh.
This is the same team that went on a massive skid and came in here and took three of four from a first-place team, Bay said.
It is frustrating because its there sometimes and its not other times.
Young (3-5) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked none.
NATIONALS 3, PHILLIES 0: In Washington, Ross Detwiler pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Adam LaRoche homered and Washington beat Philadelphia.
LaRoche had three hits, and two RBI. Jayson Werth drove in a run in his first game in nearly three months to back Detwiler (6-4), who won for the second time in his last 11 starts.
BRAVES 6, MARLINS 1: In Atlanta, Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run double, and Atlanta Braves scored six runs in the first two innings.
TWINS 5, RED SOX 0: In Boston, Samuel Deduno allowed two hits in six innings in his third straight strong performance and Minnesota spoiled a rare solid outing by Jon Lester and beat Boston.
Brian Dozier had three hits for Minnesota, including a two-run homer in the ninth.
Deduno, making his sixth major league start, has given up just two earned runs and 10 hits in 19 1/3 innings.