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Cedeno drove in five runs to match his career high, Bay had only his second multi-RBI game this year and the New York Mets beat San Francisco 9-1 on Thursday to take three of four from the Giants and win their first series in a month.
"I'm 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."
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Bay had two RBI as Mets won for the fourth time in five games following 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. "It's always been like this. You get the sun, it's windy and there are no clouds. You hope to get a big lead so you don't get one on the sun and blow it."
New York took a 4-0 lead in the first on Bay's two-run single and Cedeno's 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 it's there sometimes and it's not other times."
Young (3-5) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked none. He had been 0-4 with a 6.00 ERA in five starts since winning at the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 28.
"It was great to contribute to a win," Young said. "The guys set the tone early with all the runs. It gave me some room for error and allowed me to be aggressive."
Hunter Pence had a fourth-inning sacrifice fly for San Francisco, which has lost seven of eight since opening a three-game NL lead over the Dodgers on July 25. Melky Cabrera was a home run shy of a cycle.
"We've been awful here this last week," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're in a rut right now, and it's not fun. How we press on from here will determine our season."
Barry Zito (8-8) gave up seven runs, six hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. San Francisco pitchers walked six in the game and 19 in the series.
"I had a couple of quick outs and then a couple of walks and that was the difference," said Zito, who has a first-inning ERA of 8.10. "You have to bear down and put them away. I was fighting myself a little bit."
|Mets center fielder Andres Torres scores in the fifth inning in between former Giants teammates Barry Zito and Hector Sanchez. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|New York Mets|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||5||0||1||0||0||0||1||.316|
|Andres Torres, CF||4||2||1||0||1||1||2||.238|
|David Wright, 3B||3||1||1||1||2||1||2||.333|
|Scott Hairston, RF||4||3||1||0||1||1||2||.268|
|Daniel Murphy, 1B||3||2||2||1||0||0||0||.300|
|Elvin Ramirez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Jordany Valdespin, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.265|
|Ramon Ramirez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jason Bay, LF||4||1||1||2||1||1||3||.160|
|Ronny Cedeno, 2B||5||0||3||5||0||1||2||.280|
|Rob Johnson, C||5||0||0||0||0||1||6||.256|
|Chris Young, P||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.176|
|b- Ike Davis, PH-1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.209|
|a-walked for Ramirez in the 9th|
|b-grounded out for C. Young in the 8th|
|2B - Andres Torres (10, Zito), Ronny Cedeno 2 (9, Zito, Loux)|
|RBI - David Wright (72), Daniel Murphy (48), Jason Bay 2 (10), Ronny Cedeno 5 (17)|
|2-OUT RBI - David Wright (27), Jason Bay 2 (7), Ronny Cedeno 5 (11)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Wright-Cedeno-Davis|
|New York Mets|
|Chris Young (W,3-5)||7||4||1||1||0||4||0||4.22|
|Pitches-Strikes - Chris Young 97-65, Elvin Ramirez 16-9, Ramon Ramirez 15-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Young 7-10, Elvin Ramirez 1-1, Ramon Ramirez 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Chris Young 25, Elvin Ramirez 3, Ramon Ramirez 4|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Marco Scutaro, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.274|
|Ryan Theriot, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.264|
|Clay Hensley, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sergio Romo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Brett Pill, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.202|
|Melky Cabrera, LF||4||1||3||0||0||0||0||.352|
|Hunter Pence, RF||2||0||0||1||1||0||2||.267|
|Hector Sanchez, C||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.273|
|Angel Pagan, CF||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.272|
|Shane Loux, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joaquin Arias, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.245|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.238|
|Brandon Crawford, SS||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||.231|
|Barry Zito, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.091|
|Gregor Blanco, CF||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.238|
|a-popped out for Romo in the 9th|
|2B - Melky Cabrera (21, C. Young)|
|3B - Melky Cabrera (9, C. Young), Brandon Belt (4, C. Young)|
|SF - Hunter Pence (3)|
|RBI - Hunter Pence (60)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Theriot-Crawford-Belt|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Barry Zito (L,8-8)||4.1||6||7||7||3||1||0||4.27|
|HBP - Murphy (by Barry Zito)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Barry Zito 84-51, Shane Loux 41-21, Clay Hensley 38-21, Sergio Romo 14-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 5-7, Shane Loux 3-2, Clay Hensley 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Barry Zito 23, Shane Loux 11, Clay Hensley 7, Sergio Romo 3|
|Attendance - 41843|
|Game Time - 2:46|
|Temperature - 64|
|Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Dale Scott|