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Mets Take Advantage Of Dodger Bullpen, Win 6-1

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Johan Santana silenced the Dodgers for seven innings, and New York’s offense awoke from a two-week slumber in a 6-1 victory at Chavez Ravine.

The Mets were held to four runs or less in each of their previous 13 games, but a balanced attack with the bats and Santana’s arm helped the club to their second win in nine games since the All-Star break.

Santana (8-5) surrendered just one run on five hits and a walk to go with four strikeouts in the win. The left-hander has gone at least seven frames and given up one run or less in his last five outings.

Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with three RBI, Ike Davis hit a solo home run, and Jose Reyes doubled, walked, stole a base and scored two runs for the victors.

Vicente Padilla (4-3) took the look despite allowing a mere two runs — one earned — on six hits in seven innings for Los Angeles, which won the opener of this four-game series, 2-0, on Thursday.