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."
- The Mets had their largest victory margin since routing the Phillies 11-1 on July 3 as they took two of three in that series.
- All-Star R.A. Dickey (14-2, 2.83) will go for the Mets when they play a series opener at San Diego on Friday night. He will be appearing in his second game at Petco Park.
- The Giants are sending RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-5, 2.22) to the mound in Colorado on Friday night. The NL ERA leader has never lost to the Rockies in 10 appearances.
- Young had last faced the Giants in 2009, when he was 3-0 against them for the Padres.
- Giants C Buster Posey, given the day off, has 19 RBI since the All-Star break.
- The Giants activated RHP Shane Loux and C Hector Sanchez from the disabled list after optioning OF Justin Christian and C Eli Whiteside to Triple-A Fresno.
- Mets LHP Johan Santana, on the DL with a sprained right ankle, threw his first full bullpen session and is to throw another Sunday.