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April 24, 2014

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METS 3, CARDINALS 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a long home run and New York threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off St. Louis.

Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Tejada cut down Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay from center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny challenged the call, which was upheld following a replay review.

Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha (2-2) set career highs with 10 strikeouts and five walks in four innings, the shortest of his 14 regular-season starts in the majors.

BREWERS 5, PADRES 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and Milwaukee broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse.

Segura homered for a 4-1 lead in the second. Khris Davis added a solo shot for the Brewers, who have won five of six and are a big league-best 16-6.

Lohse (4-1) allowed five hits and no walks in seven innings. The Brewers had nine hits at Miller Park, where the team had been averaging just two runs and six hits entering the night.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save, his 313th over 12 full big league seasons.

Tyson Ross (2-3) allowed a season-high five earned runs in six innings.

REDS 5, PIRATES 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control and Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game to lead Cincinnati.

Simon (3-1) worked 6 2-3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his four starts this season as a replacement for the injured Mat Latos. Simon pitched exclusively in relief the previous two years.

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