Paul Lo Duca hit a pair of homers and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the New York Mets over the Cincinnati Reds, 11-7, at
Lo Duca went 3-for-5 with two three-run shots for the Mets, who have won five straight, including the first two of this three-game set. Carlos Beltran added a two-run homer and Shawn Green ended 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored for New York, which continues to lead the NL East by five games over Philadelphia.
The Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Adam Dunn went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and Brandon Phillips homered for the Reds, who have dropped five straight.
Trailing 5-3, the Mets went ahead for good in the sixth thanks to a five-run frame. Beltran tied the game with a one-out, two-run homer that forced Reds starter Matt Belisle from the game.
The Reds got a run back in the seventh when Dunn singled home Ken Griffey Jr., but Lo Duca hit his second three-run homer of the contest in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Phillips homered in the ninth to round out the scoring.
Belisle avoided the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in 5 1/3 frames. Bray (3-2), though, didn't, yielding three runs on three hits without recording an out.
Delgado ended 3-for-5 and Alou went 2-for-4 for the Mets, who have won five of six so far this season from the Reds.
After Lo Duca's homer, Norris Hopper doubled home Alex Gonzalez in the third to cut the deficit to two runs. Then, in the fourth, Dunn singled home Griffey and Jorge Cantu's sacrifice fly plate Brandon Phillips to tie the game.