MLB: New York Mets 2, Florida 1 (1st game)

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey tossed seven shutout innings Monday and the New York Mets edged Florida 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Dickey (6-11) yielded seven hits over seven innings, issuing only one walk while striking out six.


The right-hander collected his first victory in more than a month, a span of six starts, as the Mets won a game that had been rescheduled from Aug. 3 due to a rainout.

Jason Isringhausen hurled a scoreless eighth and Bobby Parnell picked up his second save despite allowing a solo homer to Gaby Sanchez in the ninth.

Justin Turner and Josh Thole drove in New York's runs.

Florida's Anibal Sanchez (7-7) absorbed the loss, yielding a pair of runs on seven hits over six frames while walking four and striking out five.

The loss snapped a six-game Marlins' winning streak at Citi Field.

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