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MLB: New York Mets 5, St. Louis 0

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey hurled his third career shutout Saturday, taming St. Louis on seven hits in the New York Mets' 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

Dickey (8-1) turned in his eighth straight start without a loss, striking out nine en route to the victory, which followed Johan Santana's no-hitter in the first game of the series.

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The knuckleballer tossed 73 of his 100 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 2.69 as the Mets improved to 16-9 against National League East opponents.

Dickey also drove in a run, while David Wright went 2-for-4 with a solo homer for New York.

St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (8-2) lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while issuing four walks.

The Cardinals dropped their fourth straight.

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