NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Oliver Perez gave up only three hits in seven scoreless innings Friday night as the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-2.
New York’s David Wright had two hits -- including his 23rd home run this season -- and two RBI. The homer was a solo shot in the fifth.
Three New York players had one RBI each. Mike DiFelice had three hits, while Ruben Gotay also had two hits for the NL East-leading Mets, who have split their last four games.
Perez (12-8) walked five batters and struck out six.
Loser Brad Penny (14-4) yielded three earned runs and six hits in six innings.
The Mets will face the Dodgers’ latest addition, left-hander David Wells, in Sunday’s series finale.