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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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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.
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.
|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)|
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|New York Mets|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.296|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.285|
|David Wright, 3B||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.316|
|Ike Davis, 1B||3||1||1||3||0||0||0||.224|
|Lucas Duda, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.239|
|Jason Bay, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.152|
|Mike Baxter, RF||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||.278|
|Andres Torres, CF||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.225|
|Josh Thole, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.236|
|R.A. Dickey, P||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.175|
|HR - Ike Davis (25, Eovaldi)|
|SF - Ike Davis (3)|
|RBI - Ike Davis 3 (74)|
|Team LOB - 2|
|DP - Wright-Davis|
|E - Daniel Murphy (13, Throwing)|
|New York Mets|
|R.A. Dickey (W,17-4)||9||5||0||0||3||7||0||2.63|
|Pitches-Strikes - R.A. Dickey 114-76|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R.A. Dickey 9-10|
|Batters Faced - R.A. Dickey 34|
|Bryan Petersen, LF||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.197|
|Justin Ruggiano, CF||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.329|
|Jose Reyes, SS||3||0||0||0||1||1||3||.281|
|Carlos Lee, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.275|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.291|
|Greg Dobbs, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.306|
|Donovan Solano, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.292|
|Rob Brantly, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.219|
|Nate Eovaldi, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.125|
|Wade LeBlanc, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.111|
|a- Austin Kearns, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.240|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-walked for LeBlanc in the 8th|
|PK - Jose Reyes (7, Dickey)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Reyes-Lee|
|Nate Eovaldi (L,4-10)||7||4||3||3||1||1||1||4.48|
|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|
|Attendance - 23099|
|Game Time - 2:07|
|Temperature - 78|
|Umpires - Home - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel|