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MLB: New York Mets 4, San Diego 1

Aug. 16, 2013 at 1:54 AM

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Marlon Byrd hit a two-run double in the eighth inning Thursday to help the New York Mets defeat the San Diego Padres 4-1.

Byrd's hit allowed Mike Baxter and Daniel Murphy to score, and one inning later John Buck's solo homer sealed the win at Petco Park.

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Josh Satin contributed two hits and an RBI, and Murphy scored two runs for the Mets, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Scott Atchison (3-1) earned the win after a perfect inning in relief and Gonzalez Germen recorded his first career save after a pair of scoreless innings.

Mets starter Zack Wheeler gave up one run on seven hits while striking out a career-high 12 batters over six innings.

Luke Gregerson (5-7) was saddled with the loss after giving up Byrd's double.

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