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Wheeler leads Mets to first sweep of Giants since 1994

ALL-ROUNDER:The Giants traded Zack Wheeler in 2011 and the pitcher rewarded the Mets with what manager Terry Collins called the ‘best all-around stuff’ he had seen


Zobrist lined a 1-2 pitch from Ryan Pressly (2-1) into the gap in right-center field, ending a 4 hour, 47 minute game that featured 35 strikeouts — 19 for Rays pitchers.

In interleague play, Matt Carpenter hit a two-run home run and Matt Holliday drove in two with a two-out hit to help the Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 5-4 at home.

Carpenter’s ninth homer of the season in the seventh gave the win to Seth Maness (5-1). Tony Cruz got hit by starter Jordan Lyles’ first pitch of the inning and one out later Carpenter put a 2-1 pitch into the right field stands off reliever Wesley Wright (0-3).

Maness gave up two hits and a run in two innings of relief and struck out three.

Edward Mujica earned his 25th save in 26 tries. He has appeared in six consecutive games, going 1-1 with four saves.

In Chicago, Illinois, Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Angelswent deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs.

Mark Trumbo and Brendan Harris also homered for the Angels. While Hamilton drove in five runs and Pujols drove in three.

After a nearly three-hour rain delay, the Pirates blanked the Athletics 5-0, with Francisco Liriano tossing seven scoreless innings.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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