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Mets' Dickey tosses shutout, wins 17th

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MIAMI -- R.A. Dickey insisted he couldn't afford to think about 20 wins despite moving to within three victories of the milestone on Friday night.

"I've found when I don't live in the moment, it doesn't work out for R.A.," he said.

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The knuckleballer pitched a five-hit shutout, Ike Davis backed him with a home run and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 3-0.

Dickey (17-4) is tied with Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and Washington's Gio Gonzalez for the major league lead in wins.

Dickey struck out seven and walked three in his NL-leading fifth complete game. He has three shutouts this year and six in his career.

"I'm running out of things to say about him," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He threw some knuckleballs tonight that nobody is going to hit."

Dickey's year has put him in NL Cy Young Award contention.

"Sure I hope for it. What pitcher, what little kid doesn't grow up wanting to be a Cy Young winner? Obviously, the hope is inside me," Dickey said.

He is 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA against Miami this season.

"Dickey was outstanding," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Make sure when he's got the speech for the Cy Young that he mentions the Marlins. We would appreciate that."

Dickey was especially tough on his fellow All-Star, former teammate Jose Reyes.

Dickey struck out a swinging Reyes with runners on first and second to end the third inning. Dickey picked off the speedy Reyes at first to finish the sixth.

"For a right-hander, I think I've only seen a couple of guys with a pickoff move as good," Collins said.

The Marlins put runners at first and second in the eighth, but Reyes grounded out and Carlos Lee flied out.

The game took just 2 hours, 7 minutes.

Davis hit his 25th homer, a two-run shot off Nate Eovaldi (4-10) in the seventh inning. Davis also had a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

"The home run was just a curveball I saw pretty well. I usually don't hit those very well, so I was a kind of surprised I hit it," Davis said.

Eovaldi (4-10) allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out one.

The Mets won despite getting just four hits. The loss dropped the last-place Marlins three games behind fourth-place New York in the NL East.

Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy opened the Mets fourth with singles, putting runners on first and third. After David Wright lined out, Davis hit a sacrifice fly to center field.

Wright led off the seventh with a single and Davis followed with a drive into the right-field seats. Davis has hit 18 of his home runs this season on the road.

Notes

  • The series continues Saturday night when Mets RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-5, 4.65 ERA) opposes Marlins RHP Josh Johnson (7-11, 4.00).
  • The Mets announced a four-year extension with Double-A affiliate Binghamton of the Eastern League.
  • Miami's Donovan Solano (0 for 4) had his 12-game hitting streak snapped.
  • It was Miami's fastest home game of the season.
 
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The Mets' R.A. Dickey throws his NL-leading fifth complete game to earn his 17th win, tying him for the MLB lead. (US Presswire)
The Mets' R.A. Dickey throws his NL-leading fifth complete game to earn his 17th win, tying him for the MLB lead. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
New York

I. Davis
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
New York

R. Dickey
IP 9.0
H 5
ER 0
BB 3
K 7
 
New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ruben Tejada, SS3110000 .296
Daniel Murphy, 2B4010001 .285
David Wright, 3B4110012 .316
Ike Davis, 1B3113000 .224
Lucas Duda, LF4000011 .239
    Jason Bay, LF0000000 .152
Mike Baxter, RF2000100 .278
Andres Torres, CF3000001 .225
Josh Thole, C3000011 .236
R.A. Dickey, P3000000 .175
Totals2934313  
Batting
HR - Ike Davis (25, Eovaldi)
SF - Ike Davis (3)
RBI - Ike Davis 3 (74)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
DP - Wright-Davis
E - Daniel Murphy (13, Throwing)
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
R.A. Dickey (W,17-4) 9500370 2.63
Pitches-Strikes - R.A. Dickey 114-76
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R.A. Dickey 9-10
Batters Faced - R.A. Dickey 34
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bryan Petersen, LF3000102 .197
Justin Ruggiano, CF4020001 .329
Jose Reyes, SS3000113 .281
Carlos Lee, 1B4000023 .275
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4010021 .291
Greg Dobbs, 3B4010000 .306
Donovan Solano, 2B4000012 .292
Rob Brantly, C3000010 .219
Nate Eovaldi, P2010000 .125
    Wade LeBlanc, P0000000 .111
   a- Austin Kearns, PH0000100 .240
    Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Totals3105037  
a-walked for LeBlanc in the 8th
Batting
PK - Jose Reyes (7, Dickey)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Reyes-Lee
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nate Eovaldi (L,4-10) 7433111 4.48
Wade LeBlanc 1000010 2.49
Steve Cishek 1000010 2.03
HBP - Tejada (by Wade LeBlanc)
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Eovaldi 85-60, Wade LeBlanc 10-9, Steve Cishek 16-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Eovaldi 8-11, Wade LeBlanc 1-1, Steve Cishek 1-1
Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 25, Wade LeBlanc 4, Steve Cishek 3
Game Information
Attendance - 23099
Game Time - 2:07
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel