Despite managing just four hits during the game, the Mets (11-10) defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (12-10) by a score of 3-2 on a windy night at Citi Field. >> Read the full AP recap and box score at SNY.tv.
Need to Know: Matt Carpenter was thrown out at the plate during the ninth inning. The out, which was confirmed after review, kept the score at 3-2.
Jon Niese gave up one earned run on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts during 6 2/3 innings on the mound.
Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha had nine strikeouts through the first three innings. He was only the seventh player in history to accomplish the feat.
Wacha struggled in the fourth and walked both Ruben Tejada and Kirk Nieuwenhuis with the bases loaded to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.
Lucas Duda hit his fourth home run of the season to put the Mets up 3-1 in the sixth.
Curtis Granderson broke his 22 at-bat hitless streak with a single in the first. He went 1-for-3 on the night with one walk and one strikeout.
What’s Next: The Mets will head into the final contest of a four-game series withe the Cardinals on Thursday as they send Bartolo Colon (1-3, 5.40 ERA) to the mound against Lance Lynn (4-0, 3.42 ERA) at 1:10 pm ET.